Le Pen: Trump’s Win ‘Victory of the People Against the Elites’

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Asserting that a “global revolution” is underway,  Marine Le Pen has said Donald Trump’s victory at the polls marks the rejection of “unfettered globalisation”, in an interview with the BBC. Speaking on the Andrew Marr show, Le Pen said the outcome of the US election paves the way for other countries to reject the dictates of a distant and complacent elite. “Clearly Trump’s victory is an additional stone in the building of a new world destined to replace the old one”, the Front National leader said, linking the Republican’s win at the polls to Brexit, and France’s rejection of the EU Constitution in a referendum held in 2005. “All these elections are essentially referendums against the unfettered globalisation that has been imposed upon […] people and which today has clearly shown its limits.” Trump’s win “made possible what had previously been presented as impossible. This is really the victory of the people against the elites”, Le Pen said, adding: “[This] is a global revolution.” Expressing hope that the political bloc’s days are numbered, the French presidential candidate said: “How long can a political system last even though it’s not elected and is working against the will of the people it’s trying to