Emmanuel Macron was a member of the Socialist Party for three years, before becoming an independent politician in 2009. Macron’s first political roles came under Francois Hollande as a member of his personal staff and later as a minister of economy, industry.
Macron has avoided making pronouncements against Muslim dress codes, sharia law, and no go zones. He is a fierce defender of an open immigration system. As an economic liberal, he has fiscal policies that differ little if at all from the current economic philosophy of the Socialist government which has produced a sluggish economy and a 10% unemployment rate. On the European Union, Macron is also an unashamed supporter. The Globalists throughout the world support him including Obama. Just as a side, could Obama’s open support be considered American interference in the French election?
The press, including the American press will favor Macron. They will continue to refer to him as a moderate centrist, even though he is a Socialist. Perhaps being a Socialist is now considered the center.
Macron is the status quo candidate.
Marine Le Pen is the surprise candidate. Once considered an unrealistic prospect, Le Pen would cause shockwaves, just as Brexit and the Trump victory did, if she were successful in the upcoming presidential election.
"We do not want to live under the rule or threat of Islamic fundamentalism," Le Pen told supporters, further condemning the hijab, prayer rooms in workplaces, the construction of mosques and pork-free options in school lunches.
On the EU, Le Pen has threatened to withdraw France from the eurozone and hold a referendum on the country's continued membership in the bloc.
An election of Le Pen would cut immigration, ban birthright citizenship, and the automatic right to nationality for the spouses of French citizens. Her election would also bring about the deportation of non-French citizens who are Muslim.
Le Pen is the candidate of change. Le Pen wants France to no longer be a part of the EU. France has been struck by Islamic terrorists on a regular basis for the past several years. Le Pen wants to change this. Le Pen wants to change the socialist policies that have brought about the stagnant French economy, as socialist policies will always do.
The election is May 7. If Le Pen wins, expect the many Muslims, along with the Marxist/Progressives, in France to respond in their typical way; violent outbreaks that the Marxist/Progressive press will refer to as protests.
The French election is important. France is the third largest economy in Europe. France considers itself to be an important factor in world politics.