Tag Archives: Marine Le Pen

Le Pen Gloats After Far-Right Wins 89 Assembly Seats

ABC News reports: France awakened to an ecstatic Marine Le Pen on Monday after her party’s far-right candidates for parliament sent shockwaves through the political establishment and helped deny Macron’s centrist alliance an absolute majority. It was only a couple of months ago that Le Pen lost the presidential election. But now it was her turn to gloat, since she …

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Le Pen Concedes, Calls Result “Victory” For Far-Right

The New York Times reports: Ms. Le Pen conceded defeat in her third attempt to become president, but bitterly criticized the “brutal and violent methods” of Mr. Macron. She vowed to fight on to secure a large number of representatives in legislative elections in June, declaring that “French people have this evening shown their desire for a strong counter power …

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Emmanuel Macron Projected To Have Won Reelection

CNN reports: Emmanuel Macron will win France’s presidential election, pollsters project, fending off a historic challenge from right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen during Sunday’s runoff vote. President Macron is expected to take 58.2% of the vote to Le Pen’s 41.8%, according to an analysis of voting data by pollsters Ipsos & Sopra Steria conducted for broadcasters France Televisions and Radio …

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Le Pen’s Party Pays $13M To Russian Military Contractor

The Wall Street Journal reports: The far-right party of French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has begun paying a settlement of 12 million euros—equivalent to $12.94 million—to a Russian military contractor under U.S. sanctions, part of a debt restructuring that granted her party more time to repay a loan it took from a Russian bank, according to Russian and French …

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Final Polls: Macron +10 Ahead Of Sunday Runoff

Politico Europe reports: Voters in France return to the polling booths on Sunday in a second-round runoff vote to decide who will be their president for the next five years — the incumbent Emmanuel Macron or his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. All available voting intention polls aggregated in our POLITICO Poll of Polls show Macron winning reelection with 55 …

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Macron Warns Marine Le Pen That Her Proposed Ban On Muslim Head Scarves In Public Would Spark “Civil War”

The Associated Press reports: French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that challenger Marine Le Pen’s proposed measure to ban Muslim headscarves in French public spaces would create “civil war” if implemented. In a televised debate Wednesday ahead of Sunday’s presidential election, the far-right presidential candidate said she is fighting radical Islam not Muslims: “I am not carrying out a war …

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France’s Le Pen Vows Alliance With Russia If Elected

Politico Europe reports: French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said today that, if she were president, she would engage with Russia after the war in Ukraine to ensure Moscow doesn’t create an alliance with Beijing. She has been a long-standing admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin and has received party loans from a Russian bank. Le Pen has long …

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Marine Le Pen: Stop Sending Weapons To Ukraine

The Associated Press reports: French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen warned today against sending any more weapons to Ukraine, and called for a rapprochement between NATO and Russia once Moscow’s war in Ukraine winds down. Le Pen, an outspoken nationalist who has long ties to Russia, also confirmed that if she unseats President Emmanuel Macron in France’s April 24 …

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Macron And Le Pen Advance To Runoff For Presidency

The New York Times reports: President Emmanuel Macron will face Marine Le Pen, the French far-right leader, in the runoff of France’s presidential elections, according to projections based on preliminary ballot counts published by French polling agencies on Sunday at the close of voting. The projections, which may still shift but are generally a good indicator of the outcome, showed …

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French Extremist Marine Le Pen Has Shot At Presidency

The Washington Post reports: Leading candidates for the French presidency staged their final campaign rallies on Thursday, three days before a vote that appears increasingly likely to result in a tight runoff between President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Macron is still leading in polls of voter intent, but the gap between him and Le Pen has …

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Hungary Finances Campaign Of France’s Marine Le Pen

Bloomberg News reports: It would be a “good deal” for any bank in the European Union to extend a loan to French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, a senior official in Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government said. Cabinet Minister Gergely Gulyas’s comments followed a report by RTL media in France Wednesday that a Hungarian bank had provided a …

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Marine Le Pen Launches Third Bid For French President

Politico Europe reports: Marine Le Pen hit out at Emmanuel Macron on Sunday and sought to tamp down talk that controversial TV star Eric Zemmour is stealing her thunder on the far right as she launched her third bid for the French presidency. Le Pen told her far-right National Rally members in the seaside town of Fréjus, southern France, that …

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French Extremist Launches Another Bid For President

The New York Times reports: Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader aiming to be France’s next president, came to launch her latest campaign in the seaside resort where her firebrand father once announced his own bid for the presidency from the family home. But the recent trip to the family base at La Trinité-sur-Mer in western France, where Ms. Le …

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FRANCE: Court Orders Mental Evaluation For Extremist Leader Marine Le Pen Over Her Posts On Twitter

Reuters reports: A French court ordered Marine Le Pen to submit to a psychiatric evaluation as part of its investigation into her decision to post images of Islamic State executions on Twitter, the far right leader said on Thursday and denounced the order. The investigation is one of a series that have distracted Le Pen’s National Rally, formerly known as …

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FRANCE: Fascist Party Severs Ties To Holocaust Denying Founder, Pitches “National Rally” As Their New Name

The Associated Press reports: France’s far-right National Front definitively severed its ties to firebrand founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on Sunday, part of a makeover designed to revive the nationalist party’s fortunes after the ousted founder’s daughter failed to win the presidency last year. Despite her troubles, Marine Le Pen was re-elected to a new term as party president at a …

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Steve Bannon Tells France’s Fascist National Front: Being Called Racists Is A “Badge Of Honor” [VIDEO]

NPR reports: Both have suffered political falls and on Saturday in Lille, France, Steve Bannon, the onetime chief White House strategist, and Marine Le Pen, who lost the French presidency to Emmanuel Macron in May, sought to prop up each other with a shared anti-establishment stance. Bannon, on a European tour that includes stops in Germany and Italy, addressed a …

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FRANCE: Russia Used Facebook To Spy On Macron

Reuters reports: Russian intelligence agents attempted to spy on President Emmanuel Macron’s election campaign earlier this year by creating phony Facebook personas, according to a U.S. congressman and two other people briefed on the effort. About two dozen Facebook accounts were created to conduct surveillance on Macron campaign officials and others close to the centrist former financier as he sought …

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FRANCE: Marine Le Pen Elected To Parliament But Her Far-Right National Front Party Wins Only Eight Seats

France 24 reports: France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen won a seat in parliament for the first time on Sunday, but it was a bittersweet victory that masked an underwhelming election cycle for her National Front (FN) party. The feisty 48-year-old, who lost by a 20-point margin to Emmanuel Macron in May’s presidential run-off, won handily in her northern fiefdom …

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Trump Denies He Backed Fascist Leader Marine Le Pen, Tells French President Macron “You Were My Guy”

Politico Europe reports: U.S President Donald Trump congratulated newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron for his “tremendous victory” and “incredible campaign” as they met for the first time over lunch in Brussels on Thursday. Speaking alongside Macron at the U.S. embassy, Trump said: “It is my great honor to be with the newly elected president of France, who ran an …

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Assange Blames Marine Le Pen’s Loss On “Sexism”

The Hill reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday lamented Marine Le Pen’s loss in France’s presidential election, appearing to link it to Hillary Clinton’s loss in last year’s U.S. election as examples of women being held back. “First Hillary, now Marine. It’s 2017 and the patriarchy’s grip is as strong as ever,” Assange tweeted. Shortly before, he posted a …

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