European Elections

‘Resign from this nightmare’ fighting talk from Le Pen as she promises push for FREXIT

THOUSANDS of flags were waved high as crowds cheered the woman promising France they will get a better deal with the European Union – or a Frexit will be on the cards.

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Marine Le Pen opened her campaign in Lyon by promising to fight the EU for sovereignty in France

Marine Le Pen vowed to make her own country “free again”, as she spoke to excited crowds in Lyon.
The leader of the National Front (FN) launched her campaign to become head of state at a rally in eastern France – where Brussels bureaucrats were slammed by her party.Le Pen promised her own populist revolution – one based on fighting globalisation and radical Islam, and engineering an exit from the ‘failed’ EU.

“The European Union has placed us under guardianship, we will have to find a compromise with Europe to regain sovereignty,” said Ms Le Pen.

“The wind of history has turned, it will carry us to the summit.”

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Around 3,000 gathered to hear Le Pen launch her presidential campaign


The 48-year-old right wing politician also wants to leave NATO while using ‘two per cent of gross domestic product’ to building up the French Army.Her ‘Made in France’ economic policies would be based on jobs for French workers, and a clampdown on foreign companies creating ‘unfair competition’ from other countries in the global economy.She particularly wants to stop immigration from Muslim countries, and to clampdown on Islamic practices in France so as to defend ‘French culture’.

The FN leader is currently leading polls to win the first round of the presidential election, but is expected to lose heavily in the second, which will be held in May.

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Marine Le Pen, leader of FN, said she could spark a Frexit

However, trust in pollsters has gone down rapidly after thy failed to replicated both Brexit and try Trump elections.Her closest rival is the 39-year-old independent Emmanuel Macron, who also launched his campaign in Lyon.The former economics minister and merchant banker is pro-Europe, and pro-free trade, and a fierce enemy of Ms Le Pen.

The Socialist Party’s candidate is the radical leftist Benoit Hamon who is described as a ‘French Jeremy Corbyn’ with next to no chance of reaching the Elysee Palace.

Also speaking in Lyon today was Jean-Luc Melenchon, another hard leftist, who is expected to take a l

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Marine Le Pen was cheered by a crowd of 3,000 in Lyon

But in Lyon hundreds of Le Pen fans gathered, cheering and whooping, while waving French flags as she took the stage to address the audience.And it is believed she could cause a Trump-styl upset.Le Pen herself praised the Republican president who has taken office in Washington, to a chorus of global demonstrations against his leadership.

“Donald Trump is keeping his promises, acting fast and strong in the interest of his people,” said Ms Pen.

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