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Le Pen could take power in France – Macron

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The right-wing opposition figure may win the next presidential election, the French president warns.

French centrists will likely lose to right-wing politicians, namely Marine Le Pen, in the 2027 presidential election if current “challenges” are left unaddressed, President Emmanuel Macron has warned.

Speaking to Le Parisien newspaper in an interview published on Sunday, Macron said Le Pen is set to become the biggest political winner of the ongoing turmoil in the country.

“Marine Le Pen will arrive [in power] if we are unable to respond to the challenges of the country and if we introduce a habit of lying or denying reality,” the president warned.

Given that the main tool of Le Pen and her like is “populism,” he continued, it is impossible for centrists to compete with right-wingers in the field of making promises. Instead, they should win back the voters through real action, tackling the challenges of “reindustrialization,” “ecology” and the “fight for our public services,” Macron said.

Macron also stood by his highly divisive pension reform, reiterating his stance that the only real mistake about it was not advertising the unpopular move to the public enough.

“Perhaps the mistake was not being sufficiently present to give substance to the reform and carry it myself,” Macron said.

The pension reform, which included raising France’s retirement age to 64 from 62, sparked mass protests and civil unrest, which continue across the country. Macron’s decision to push through the extremely unpopular measure without a full legislative procedure has aggravated the tensions even more.

Le Pen, who has unsuccessfully run for president three times, losing her two latest bids to Macron, has accused the president of creating a “total rupture” between the French public and the presidency. Speaking to BFM TV on Saturday, she said Macron has ended up “completely bunkered” with his reform.

“He can no longer leave the Elysée [presidential palace] without arousing the ire of a people he refuses to listen to and whose will he refuses to respect,” she said, adding that Macron was the one “at the origin of the disorder, the chaos” that engulfs the nation.

Multiple recent polls show that Le Pen has already overtaken Macron in public popularity in the wake of the turmoil. For instance, a survey conducted for BFM TV by the Elabe group early in April showed Le Pen would score 55% and Macron 45% if pitted against each other in a run-off vote at the time. During last year’s election, Macron defeated Le Pen by a comfortable margin of some 17%.

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  1. It’s wishful thinking and delusional fantasies that a fair election would be held in the West ever again.
    Pauline Hanson, Marine LePen, MarjorieTaylor-Greene, Tulsi Gabbard, Trump, DeSantis, Nigel Farage, Orban…ALL would be and probably will be vote-frauded out of the votes that will otherwise put them into office!
    This is why armed militias and international poll observers are needed.
    See ‘The McMinn County Uprising’ where the Mayor grabbed the ballot boxes, and tried to change the votes (SOUND FAMILIAR???) but were caught and confronted by World War Two Veterans who showed-up armed, and had a shoot-out with the Sheriff.
    End result; the corrupt Mayor, Sheriff and associated ‘Deputies’ were run out of town, and the Veterans received support from the Governor of the State.
    THAT is what is needed on a global scale!

  2. To run for president in france:

    For marine le pen or others, as there are also talented patriots in france; they have first to ” collect” 500 signatures from mayorsbefore they can run. Most of the mayors refuse because this could jeopardise the government’ s funds for their town, and their names are made public – decision of francois hollande ( to lock the system). It is an insidious blackmail
    Furthermore, the candidate to the election needs funding, through a bankloan. But all french banks refused to give loan to marine le pen in 2017. So she had to go abroad and borrow monney from i believe ( to verify) a russian bank.
    That is hold now against her. etc etc.
    And this is aggravated by journalists shouting she is a fasciste, an incompetent, knows nothing about economics or a stupid woman. That would normally be called abuse
    Marine le pen is made the no 1 ennemy of this system. So macron was sure to be elected.

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