by Ian R Thorpe
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We want to avoid the usual hyperbole on this story, but victory for France’s Front National in the first round of regional elections on Sunday (6 December, 2015), in which the anti EU party led by Marine Le Pen lead the vote in six of France’s thirteen regions, will shake up the political landscape not only in France but throughout Europe and possibly further afield.
With the FN vote boosted by fears of further terrorist outrages following the Islamic State attacks that left 130 people dead and many seriously wounded in Paris on Nov. 13, as well as by the socialist government’s abysmal economic record and catastrophic levels of unemployment and immigration, Le Pen’s party secured 29.4 per cent of the vote nationally with over 85 per cent of the votes counted, according to official government figures.
“This is a historic, extraordinary result,” FN lawmaker Marion Marechal-Le Pen told TF1 television. “The old system died tonight.”
Twenty-five year old Marechal-Le Pen, the granddaughter of party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen and niece of party leader Marine, led the first round in southeast France with 42 percent – twice her grandfather’s score there in 2010. Run-offs will be held on Dec. 13.
With attention shifting from these regional polls to the 2017 presidential and parliamentary elections, with French politics now clearly a three-way race after Sunday’s election, ending decades of domination by the Socialists and conservatives. The election results have caused so much panic in the political establishment that traditional enemies, the socialists and conservatives are collaborating to block the anti – EU party and usurp the democratic process. In France, as in the UK and USA, voters perceive little difference between the mainstream parties, which all support globalism, politically correct policies on immigration and minorities and globalism, with the possibility of a global, totalitarian government of unelected bureaucrats being frequently raised in forums like the United Nations, the G20 meetings and other gatherings of world leaders.
While the FN is well placed to win one or more regions in the Dec. 13 run-off, especially after Marine Le Pen attracted over 41 per cent of the votes in the north, the third placed Socialist party demonstrated it’s anti – democratic nature by announcing that it was pulling its candidates out of the race there and in the southeast.
The Socialist party is putting up a “barricade” to the right where it is far behind, party chief Jean-Christophe Cambadelis said. “The Left is the last shield of democratic France against the xenophobic far-right,” he said. There speaks a true effing democrat. NOT!
Opinion polls before the election had, however, shown that Le Pen could win even if the Socialists pulled out, a result which would encourage anti – tyranny voters everywhere, especially in the UK where just a few days ago we witnessed the leaders of both Conservative and Labour parties tacitly condoning electoral fraud that reduces British democracy to the levels of third world political corruption.
International Business Times reported“FN polled ahead in at least 6 out of 13 regions in mainland France, with leader Marine Le Pen winning in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie in the north. Le Pen’s 25-year-old niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, also shattered previous records for the party as she gained more than 40% in the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur (PACA), in the south-east.
Welcoming “the magnificent result”, Marine Le Pen said it proved the FN was “without contest the first party of France”. If confirmed in the run-off next Sunday (13 December), the result could be sufficient for the FN to win up to four regions, the party’s best result since it was founded in 1972 by father Jean-Marie Le Pen.”
This is the first national vote since since France’s 22 administrative regions were condeensed into 13 super regions. Real power is at stake in this election, as the devolved regions make economic plans, allocate development funds, and oversee many key government functions including public transport and the management of state schools.
But as I have often explained to voters from left and right, there are no absolute truths in politics, the will of the majority is everything, no matter what left or right wing factions consider to be ‘doing the right thing.’
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