EU File: Marine Le Pen, Emmanuel Macron advance to May 7 run-off vote after France’s Apr. 23 presidential election, National Front chief senses victory, resigns party leadership to appeal to moderates; BNP Paribas stocks surge as ex-Rothschild banker holds slight lead in tally, but Le Pen’s anti-immigrant campaign buoyed by fatal ISIS shooting on Champs-Élysées on Apr. 20; Le Pen lashes “bankers’ candidate” Macron: “He is a hysterical, radical ‘Europeanist.’ He is for total open borders. He says there is no such thing as French culture. There is not one domain that he shows one ounce of patriotism”; failed Republican, Socialist candidates throw support behind Macron, while FN woos working-class followers of far-left firebrand; FN deputy chief Steeve Briois: “The voters who voted for Mr. [Jean-Luc] Melenchon are angry voters. . . . They express a choice outside the system”; Le Pen made “private” trip to Trump Tower on Jan. 12, but apparently did not meet US president-elect; then made high-profile visit to Kremlin on Mar. 24 for tête-à-tête with Putin; Le Pen advocates “strong security ties” between Paris, Moscow, abolishing EU sanctions against Russia, recognizing annexation of Crimea
April 24, 2017
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European civilization deserves to perish if French voters can’t scrape up enough patriotism to defeat the globalists’ candidate.