Our coverage of the French presidential election was mostly positive despite the eventual loss that nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen suffered to globalist banker Emmanuel Macron. And with good reason. The Local France reports:
Marine Le Pen might have had little chance of winning this year’s French election, but that might not be the case in 2022. Her far-right party, like the new president, is “on the move”.
…Le Pen pulled in 10.6 million votes, double the number her father Jean-Marie gained in the second round of the 2002 presidential election.
That number represented a new record, beating the 7.6 million the far-right leader picked up in the first round on April 23rd.
All the charts tell the same story: The National Front are on an upward trajectory, and who knows where it will take them in five year’s time.
There is a possiblity that the National Front will undergo a name change after this summer’s parliamentary election, in which Le Pen’s party hopes to win up to 20 seats (they currently hold just 2 seats due to the country’s election rules which are designed to marginalize non-establishment parties). The party may also move away rhetorically from its unpopular anti-EU position.
Unfortunately, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, Marine’s popular young niece, has stepped away from politics. Hopefully she will return to the struggle after some time away as nationalists prepare to make an all-out struggle for power and the survival of the French nation in the early 2020s.