Emmanuel Macron was elected France’s youngest president last Sunday. Beating far-Right rival Marine Le Pen in a positive result (more than 3/4 of votes) that will have far-reaching consequences for Brexit and Europe. Despite the vast margin of the final result, Le Pen’s score nonetheless marked a historic high for the French far right. She has taken 11m votes, double that of her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, when he reached the presidential run-off in 2002 against Mr. Chirac.
The results are even more dramatic in London were more than 95% of French Londoners voted for Mr. Macron.
Though Mr. Macron called for unity, hundreds of protesters gathered in the Place de la République last Monday to demonstrate against him. The reality that one-third of voters chose neither Macron nor Le Pen, with 12 million abstaining and 4.2 million spoiling ballot papers.
Despite her defeat, Le Pen’s score made her leader of “the biggest opposition force” in France which gives a whole new face to French politic.
Now, new challenges are heading up for Macron, with a strong hard left and far right, he will struggle to win a parliamentary majority for his new political movement En Marche! (On the Move!). We wish him all the best and hope for the best future for My Douce France, Le pays de mon enfance.
As you probably know, the French elections are coming up soon. Our country has been upset by rebounds all throughout 2011 and now France is speaking around about two candidates: Sarkozy and Holland and sometimes a third one: Marine Le Pen.
But our political landscape is marked by other personalities who are keen to apply for the most difficult French job of the century: PRESIDENT OF THE FRANCE.
And all this is very funny when you see what they present to us. I do not know and I do not recall seeing this kind of funny characters during the last British elections. This is why J’ADORE my France, Enjoy!
Her moto: “For a hedonism France,” whispered the slogan of the candidate’s “party of fun,” Cindy Lee (her stage name) presents herself as an “artist professional dancer” that is to say a stripper. She’s not new to the French political landscape, she’s already ran the race for the Elysee for three times. In addition to an arsenal of anti-crisis measures, the platinum blonde offers a society based on “well-being and sexuality for all.” An enticing program she has tried to present in 2002 and 2007. But Cindy Lee had failed to glean the 500 referrals necessary to be officially in the “electable”.
The Raelian Rasta with his 69 proposals, Rasta President recites measures to make France more vile and enter the era of “Paradigm”: “a political system similar to communism, but without the proletariat. Rasta President calls himself XX invokes the minimum wage for members of government, the right to vote from the age of 6 years, the legalisation of cannabis, 100% unemployment (its slogan: “Work less, live better”), the legalisation of polygamy and so on… On its website, the man of thirty years shows the composition of his government if you’re curious (like me) have a look at his website on: http://www.rastapresident.com/
Ladies and Gentlemen, big fun to introduce the veiled woman. Her name is Kenza Drider, she is 32 and she also wants to be the next French president. Have you guessed the Distinctive sign? She wears the niqab and wishes to compete in the election to obtain the annulation of the “veil law”.
She had launched her candidacy in Meaux (Parisian suburb, located in the south of Paris) and amusingly the mayor there is Jean-Francois Cope, the fountainhead of the project to ban the veil. Kenza Drider offers retirement at age 60 for women, against 65 men. She also wants to close all bars, restaurants and nightclubs selling alcohol and forbid mini skirts and dresses. Poor me L I guess if she’s elected I would have to ask for a British passport…
Kenza, XX or Cindy so different but so witty… They are not the only one to have fun every four years with crazy economic or political propositions… But I found these three quite interesting and hilarious. Who do you prefer? I’ll be curious to know (I found XX quite mental)… XoXo