If Le Pen wins, the EU is toast and France will reclaim its borders and sovereignty. The election is on April 23rd and if no candidate receives a 50 percent majority, there will be a May 7 runoff between the top 2 candidates.
PARIS (AP) — Right-wing presidential candidate Marine Le Pen vowed on Wednesday to end the fear of terrorism in France and stamp out the “poison” of Islamic radicals, holding her final rally in the southern port city of Marseille, where police arrested two men a day earlier on suspicion of plotting an attack around this weekend’s vote.
Independent centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, who was at the top of a recent poll, reached out to the Muslim community for solutions.
With four days until Sunday’s first round of the presidential election, candidates blanketed the country ahead of the nail-biting election. Tight security was the order of the day for Le Pen and other top candidates.
The populist Le Pen, a leading candidate, called for a “national insurrection, peaceful and democratic … to give France back to its people.”
Police scuffled with ultra-left and anti-Le Pen protesters heading to her rally.
Gaspard Flamant, 26, said he feared Le Pen could win. “We saw (President Donald) Trump, we saw Brexit … so I’m mistrustful,” he said.
Le Pen has in the past expressed hope that the anti-system momentum would rub off on her. However, she has recently lost the leader’s edge in polls.
Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon promised that if he won France’s presidency he would give asylum to Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who has taken refuge in Moscow since revealing details of secret U.S. government eavesdropping programs in 2013.