Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart:Le Pen Takes Commanding Lead in Presidential Election Polls

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Le Pen Takes Commanding Lead in Presidential Election Polls

by DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS20 Nov 2016Front National leader Marine Le Pen has taken a substantial lead in the latest French presidential election poll, eight points ahead of her nearest rival.

Le Pen secured the support of 29 percent of those surveyed by Ipsos, placing her a commanding eight points ahead of former President Nicolas Sarkozy, representing Les Républicains, and a decisive 15 points ahead of Parti de Gauche’s (Left Party’s) Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the Independent has reported.


Under Marine Le Pen’s leadership the Front National has moved into the mainstream of French politics, winning the 2014 European elections in France by taking 21 of France’s 74 MEP seats on offer with 24.9 percent of the vote. A year later it secured 27.1 percent of the second round vote in France’s regional council elections, winning a record 356 seats across the nation.