It’s a shame, but I still can’t throw myself behind the Le Pen organization, I do not feel that they’re sincere about rejecting their anti-Semitic past. Marie Le Pen’s embrace of Iran just seals it for me.
SOCIALIST FRENCH PRESIDENT WHO ‘DESPISES THE POOR’ BEATEN BY LE PEN IN LATEST POLL
Tongues are wagging in France as shock revelations that the country’s Socialist President Francois Hollande ‘despises’ the poor appear to be having a real affect on domestic politics, with Front National candidate Marine le Pen shooting ahead in the presidential rankings.
A new poll reported in the Telegraph has shown that were a presidential election held tomorrow, the daughter of Front National founder Jean-Marie would easily beat all other candidates in the first round of voting. Although the next such election is not scheduled until early 2017, the fact that President Hollande has had to go so far as actually state he intends to run his full term has set off speculation he may resign, or be forced out.
The le Pen family are a noted French political dynasty, and although their party has been described as ‘far right’, they are rarely out of the news for their ardent Euroscepticism and traditional views. The elder le Pen, who led the Front National for nearly forty years courted controversy last month when he was quoted as decrying immigration, suggesting “Monsieur Ebola can solve the problem in three months”.
A series of events over the past week have rocked President Hollande’s unpopular Presidency, already deeply troubled by the French economy, which has been described by some commentators as ‘grim’. Last week a controversial reshuffle which has created a government to push through controversial economic reforms ran into trouble when one minister resigned after just nine days in the job over his dubious tax arrangements.