Marine Le Pen: ‘Survival of France’ At Stake in Second Round


In a victory speech Sunday evening, Front National anti-mass migration candidate Marine Le Pen called on patriots in France to support her against Emmanuel Macron, who she called the heir of unpopular French President Francois Hollande. Ms Le Pen, who exit polls show finished second in the first round of the French presidential election, told a large crowd gathered in the north of France that the battle was now between supporters of globalism and those against. “Ce n’est pas avec l’héritier de François #Hollande que cette alternance tant attendue viendra.” #Présidentielle2017 — Marine Le Pen (@MLP_officiel) April 23, 2017 Calling the first round projected result, which will see her face off against Emmanuel Macron, “historic” she thanked her supporters for bringing her to the second round which is set to take place on May 7th. Le Pen outlined her main priority as president as to “defend the French nation” emphasising her previous campaign rhetoric which focused on restoring order to a country plagued by Islamic extremist terrorism and riots in various Paris suburbs. The Front National leader hit out against the French political and media establishment, saying that the system had attempted to “choke political debate”. Her victory ensured that the debate could now
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Macron Against Arresting and Deporting Radical Islamists


En Marche presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron slammed Marine Le Pen’s proposal to arrest radical Islamists saying it would be counter-productive to intelligence efforts. Mr Macron took direct exception to Le Pen’s comments Friday morning when the Front National presidential candidate called for the arrest of all known radical Islamists and the deportation of Islamists without French citizenship Le Figaro reports. Le Pen made the comments after reports that the shooter of three police in Paris Thursday night had been known to police as an Islamic extremist. “The goal is an intelligence goal,” Macron said. ” If you put them all in jail, first of all, it is not in accordance with the law,” he added, “The goal is to follow them. The police must be able to work in the best possible way.” Macron also hit out at comments made by Le Pen earlier this week in which she claimed that under a Le Pen presidency none of the major attacks in the last five years would have happened. “I heard a few days ago Ms Le Pen say ‘with me, there would have been no such attack.’ No, zero risk does not exist, we live and we will live
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Trump Touts Le Pen As ‘Strongest’ Candidate in French Presidential Race


In a new interview U.S. President Donald Trump has said that while he does not formally endorse anti-mass migration French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, she is the “strongest” on borders and security, ahead of Sunday’s first round of voting in France. The U.S. President said that he believed the terror attack that killed one police officer and injured two others on Thursday would likely help Ms. Le Pen, who has promised to restore order in France during her campaign. Speaking to the Associated Press Friday Mr Trump said Le Pen was, “strongest on borders, and she’s the strongest on what’s been going on in France.” Trump tweeted in reaction to the Paris shooting: “Another terrorist attack in Paris. The people of France will not take much more of this. Will have a big effect on presidential election!” Many interpreted the tweet as an implicit endorsement of the Front National leader, though Trump has had no personal contact with Le Pen or has sought to formally endorse her. The closest the two have come to meeting occurred earlier this year when Le Pen made an impromptu appearance at Trump tower in New York City before the presidential inauguration in January. Ms. Le Pen claimed that
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One Policeman Dead and One Wounded In Paris Shooting


One policeman has been killed and another wounded in an apparent shooting on the famous Champs Élysées in central Paris and the shooter has been shot dead by police. UPDATE 16:04 EST: The Police were shot in their car while waiting at a red light according to the police union. UPDATE 15:44 EST: Reuters reports that there are two men involved in the shooting and only one of them was shot dead. They also report that police are considering the incident an act of terrorism. UPDATE 15:35 EST: One policeman is confirmed to have died at the scene while the other officer is severely injured. Police also say that the attacker was shot and killed. The police are said to have been severely injured in gunfire according to French television station BFMTV and another bystander seems also to have been injured. The prefecture of the Paris police has issued a warning for residents and others to avoid the area through Twitter and said that a police operation is under way. 🔴 Nous vous conseillons d’éviter le secteur des Champs Élysées — Préfecture de police (@prefpolice) April 20, 2017 Intervention de police en cours sur le secteur des #ChampsElysees Evitez le secteur et respectez les consignes
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One Policeman Dead and One Wounded In Paris Shooting


One policeman has been killed and another wounded in an apparent shooting on the famous Champs Élysées in central Paris and the shooter has been shot dead by police. UPDATE 16:04 EST: The Police were shot in their car while waiting at a red light according to the police union. UPDATE 15:44 EST: Reuters reports that there are two men involved in the shooting and only one of them was shot dead. They also report that police are considering the incident an act of terrorism. UPDATE 15:35 EST: One policeman is confirmed to have died at the scene while the other officer is severely injured. Police also say that the attacker was shot and killed. The police are said to have been severely injured in gunfire according to French television station BFMTV and another bystander seems also to have been injured. The prefecture of the Paris police has issued a warning for residents and others to avoid the area through Twitter and said that a police operation is under way. 🔴 Nous vous conseillons d’éviter le secteur des Champs Élysées — Préfecture de police (@prefpolice) April 20, 2017 Intervention de police en cours sur le secteur des #ChampsElysees Evitez le secteur et respectez les consignes
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