Le Pen rallies right-libertarians and pro-sovereignty conservatives against the tyranny of the EU and Hollande's multicultural socialist welfare-state
From Eric Dondero:
Nationwide municipal elections in a few months. Additionally, France will hold elections for the European Parliament. And it appears that Marine Le Pen's anti-Islamist/pro-French sovereignty National Front party, is poised for enormous gains.
From theLocal, June 5, "French far-right as popular as major parties":
The survey revealed that the far-right National Front, the governing Socialist party, and the main centre-right opposition UMP were neck-and-neck on exactly 21 percent each of public support.
Public opinion firm Ifop, along with right-leaning weekly magazine Valeurs Actuelles asked respondents to choose from a series of party lists, with specific named leaders, “if the European elections were to take place next Sunday.”
Some 21 percent chose the Socialist Party, led by Party President Harlem Désir, the same percentage of support given to both the UMP, led by Jean-François Copé and the National Front, led by Marine Le Pen.
Just nine percent chose the ‘Front de gauche’ (Leftist Front), led by 2012 presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon.The pro-Western Civilization, British blog Westernspring.co.uk notes:
The build-up in support for the Front National was highlighted by a march of thousands of supporters through activists marched in Paris on May 1. The march is held every year to celebrate national hero Joan of Arc.
Ms Le Pen, a fervent critic of the European Union, in a speech after the march in front of Paris’s famed opera building, said France had “shut itself away in the darkness of Europe.”
Since his election last May 6, Hollande’s approval rating has fallen faster and further than any other president’s since the founding of France’s Fifth Republic in 1958.Photo - NF Member of Parliament Marion Maréchal-Le Pen (niece of Marine Le Pen).