France: Presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s right-wing National Front (FN), is likely to win in the first round of the country’s elections on April 23rd, before the run-off vote. She is gaining in popularity due to her strong nationalism, her opposition to the bureaucratic European Union and her outspoken criticism of the massive waves of immigration into France (and Europe) over the past few years.
However, she is under attack by the globalists and the media because her victory spells doom for the EU and the soft-invasion of France by immigrants.
The European Parliament voted to lift the immunity from prosecution for Le Pen for tweeting graphic images of executions by ISIS. She tweeted the photos in 2015, after a journalist compared her party to ISIS, in an effort to show the difference between her nationalist political party and the extreme violence of ISIS terrorists. If she is prosecuted and convicted, she could face up to 3 years in prison and a fine of more than $100,000.
The EU is meddling in the French election by trying to hobble her campaign. The EU’s action is an assault on free speech, which has angered people, and could backfire in them to propel Le Pen into office.
Le Pen and the FN party have been the subject of another investigation by the EU that they claim is politically motivated. She has filed a counter-suit against top EU officials who are trying to recover $358,000 from the FN leader by docking half of her MEP salary and removing her expenses over allegations of ‘misuse of EU funds’ for paying her bodyguard and chief of staff as parliamentary assistants. Three other MEPs from the Front face similar procedures and large fines that could gut the cash-strapped party.
Le Pen has re-branded her party, the National Front (FN), that had been demonized as racist, anti-Semitic and authoritarian; she has softened FN’s opposition to same-sex partnerships, abortion and the death penalty.
Several months before the tweet incident, Le Pen confronted German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Hollande in the European Parliament, criticizing their economic and immigration policies, accusing them of becoming servants of the US, imposing austerity and unfair competition, migratory submersion and massive spying on citizens. Le Pen said that she represents independence for France, instead of domination by Germany.
Le Pen made headlines last month in Lebanon when she refused to wear a headscarf as a condition for meeting with the country’s grand mufti, an important cleric for Sunni Muslims, and she canceled the meeting.