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Breaking: French President Hollande will not seek Reelection

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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 02:45 PM
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Just saw this come through. This is a very interesting development considering the ground-swell of support for Marine Le Pen. This is one obstacle removed for her.

I can only hope that the "Revolution of the Right" continues and we see a conservative cascade across the Euro-zone!



Mr. Hollande suggested on Thursday that he did not want to endanger the fortunes of his associates on the left, saying that he was aware of the “risks” that his candidacy would pose if few people within his party rallied around him. “As a Socialist, because that is my life’s commitment, I cannot accept, I cannot come to terms with the dispersion of the left, with its splitting up,” Mr. Hollande said. “Because that would remove all hope of winning in the face of conservatism, and, worse yet, of extremism.”


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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 03:09 PM
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I bet a woman runs. Oh wait... sorry, missed that bit.
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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 03:14 PM
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Not a massive surprise really. He has a 4% approval rating. The Party will want anyone, literally anyone on the ticket but him.
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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 03:19 PM
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Hey plz do your homework on the le Pen family, there extreme right in france, there anti semite, racist and a bunch of thugs.

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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 03:27 PM
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typical sleazy politician, now that he has let all those ISIS "refugees" into the country he is going to retire in some nice safe place and leave someone else to clean up his mess.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 03:27 PM
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I thought so too, so I read up on Marine. While far right, she is much softer than her father. She does not appear to be racist or antisemitic. She expelled her father from the party for his comments on the Holocaust.

She does not seem all that different, or more extreme, than most right-wing politicians in the United States. But I do not agree with all of her political ideas.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 03:40 PM
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originally posted by: Ohanka
Not a massive surprise really. He has a 4% approval rating. The Party will want anyone, literally anyone on the ticket but him.
Yikes! Compared to him, both Trump and Hillary are as popular as ice cream in August!



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 03:43 PM
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It's not fair to judge her based on her family. By all accounts she is much more moderate than her father.



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 05:22 PM
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Well hopefully France votes the far right in for the next 20 years, its gonna take about that long to fix what the far left have done over the past 4



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 07:33 PM
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a reply to: dukeofjive696969

LOL you're either joking or are a joke. I really hope she wins(Marine Le Pen that is).
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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: Tman2135

Viva la France!

G'bye cabal....



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 08:12 PM
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originally posted by: ksiezyc
a reply to: dukeofjive696969

LOL you're either joking or are a joke. I really hope she wins(Marine Le Pen that is).


Good for you, and no i am not joking, jean marie le pen who was the big wig of the front narional, to this day says the holocaust never hapened.

So the joke would be you
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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 07:20 PM
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Why is the president of France named Hollande? It doesn't make sense. Maybe Hollande should be the President of Holland? I mean WTF?



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 07:29 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
Hey plz do your homework on the le Pen family, there extreme right in france, there anti semite, racist and a bunch of thugs.

Funny that, pretty certain I recall you accusing Trump of the same thing. In other words, all BS.



posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 07:34 PM
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Hollande is a complete failure. His move is designed to annoint François Fillon in an effort to defeat Marine Le Pen.

In the past this sort of move has worked, but this time I think the upward rising star belongs to Marine Le Pen.
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posted on Dec, 2 2016 @ 08:08 PM
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a reply to: dukeofjive696969

I will quote my earlier post, hoping that this time you will see it:




I thought so too, so I read up on Marine. While far right, she is much softer than her father. She does not appear to be racist or antisemitic. She expelled her father from the party for his comments on the Holocaust. She does not seem all that different, or more extreme, than most right-wing politicians in the United States. But I do not agree with all of her political ideas.


And now to address your newest post:



jean marie le pen who was the big wig of the front narional, to this day says the holocaust never hapened.


I will again draw your attention to the fact that Jean Marie is no longer the leader and no longer in the party. His own daughter kicked him out for his denial of the Holocaust. Marine does not at all deny the Holocaust



The elder Le Pen was kicked out of the party after quipping that the Holocaust was merely a minor “detail in the history of World War II.”




Marine Le Pen voiced her strong opposition to her father’s Holocaust denial, arguing that the genocide marked “the height of barbarism.”


www.dailywire.com...

I am far from an extreme right winger, but you are lying or misinformed, and that is something that is dangerous when it comes to politics. Haven't we had enough of politicians throwing insults and half-truths at each other, trying to stir up their followers?

Now, Marine Le Pen does have some ideas that are disagreeable to many people, including me, but Holocaust denial is not one of them.
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posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 12:21 AM
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originally posted by: JimSmith
a reply to: dukeofjive696969

I will quote my earlier post, hoping that this time you will see it:




I thought so too, so I read up on Marine. While far right, she is much softer than her father. She does not appear to be racist or antisemitic. She expelled her father from the party for his comments on the Holocaust. She does not seem all that different, or more extreme, than most right-wing politicians in the United States. But I do not agree with all of her political ideas.


And now to address your newest post:



jean marie le pen who was the big wig of the front narional, to this day says the holocaust never hapened.


I will again draw your attention to the fact that Jean Marie is no longer the leader and no longer in the party. His own daughter kicked him out for his denial of the Holocaust. Marine does not at all deny the Holocaust



The elder Le Pen was kicked out of the party after quipping that the Holocaust was merely a minor “detail in the history of World War II.”




Marine Le Pen voiced her strong opposition to her father’s Holocaust denial, arguing that the genocide marked “the height of barbarism.”


www.dailywire.com...

I am far from an extreme right winger, but you are lying or misinformed, and that is something that is dangerous when it comes to politics. Haven't we had enough of politicians throwing insults and half-truths at each other, trying to stir up their followers?

Now, Marine Le Pen does have some ideas that are disagreeable to many people, including me, but Holocaust denial is not one of them.


So shes a nazy light, give me a break, oh and unless you have family in france or live there you have no clue what you are talking about.

They just changed there platform to hate muslim, same crap bud, but thanks for showing your ignorance.



posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 12:27 AM
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That's true. She seems to be anti-Muslim, and I disagree. I think she would be a French Trump, which is scary. But there is no need to lie to make her seem worse than she is.

But she is not denying the Holocaust as you said. You seemed not know that she booted her own father for his views.
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posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 12:57 AM
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originally posted by: JimSmith
a reply to: dukeofjive696969

That's true. She seems to be anti-Muslim, and I disagree. I think she would be a French Trump, which is scary. But there is no need to lie to make her seem worse than she is.

But she is not denying the Holocaust as you said. You seemed not know that she booted her own father for his views.


Sorry for my past post it was uncalled for, the front national is a very scary group do, and they are extreme right compared to american politics.



posted on Dec, 3 2016 @ 10:46 AM
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originally posted by: Navieko

originally posted by: dukeofjive696969
Hey plz do your homework on the le Pen family, there extreme right in france, there anti semite, racist and a bunch of thugs.

Funny that, pretty certain I recall you accusing Trump of the same thing. In other words, all BS.


Go quote me bud, im sure you cant find me saying anything like that towards trump, more fail plz.




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