Two weeks ago, a French reader of FOTM threw a big stink at my post “Insane: 16% of French with favorable view of ISIS” and readers’ comments, bitching that we are being unfair to all those brave French people who are buckling the trend.
I said that if and when the French people vote nationalist Marine Le Pen as president, I’d be the first to congratulate them.
Alas, that is not to be.
Despite the fact that “
pro-European centrist” globalist Emmanuel Macron is a tax evader, thanks to Alt-Rightists on 4chan who obtained and published his damning tax evasion emails two nights ago, Macron won France’s presidential election today in a landslide. (See “French government doesn’t want its people to see presidential candidate Macron’s tax-evasion emails“)
With 65% of the votes, former Rothschild & Cie Banque investment banker Macron, 39, “resoundingly” defeated rival Le Pen (who received 35% of the votes) to be the country’s youngest ever president.
Many French opted not to vote in today’s election, which has the lowest voter-turnout (65.3%) in presidential elections since 1974.
Macron was an unknown less than three years ago when, in 2014, he was plucked from obscurity by socialist President François Hollande and named Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs. Now, the inexperienced 39-year-old without a political party is poised to become one of Europe’s most powerful leaders.
After Britain’s Brexit vote last year to leave the EU and Donald Trump’s victory in the US, the French election had been widely watched, particularly in Brussels and Berlin, as a test of how high a tide of anti-globalization “right-wing nationalism” would rise. (Do take note that it is the right who are nationalists, which means the left really don’t give a hoot for the interests and well being of their supposed nation/country.)
Le Pen, 48, had portrayed the election as a contest between her patriotic vision of strong borders and French national identity, against Macron, the globalists’ candidate, who favors immigration, open trade, and “shared sovereignty” (an oxymoron!).
In the first round of the presidential election on April 23, Macron had topped the vote with 24.01%, followed by Le Pen with 21.30%, in a crowded field of 11 candidates.
Macron was favored among wealthier, better educated citizens in cities, while Le Pen drew support in the countryside and in poverty-hit areas in the south and rustbelt northeast.
- France submits to Islam: 70% expect country to become Islamic
- Muslim ‘migrants’ have transformed the city of Paris into a garbage dump
- Deeply unpopular Hollande calls for France to ’embrace’ Islam and rejects calls for a nationwide burkini ban
Macron has a plan for the Islamization of France and Europe — here.