Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Bloomberg: French Insurgents Thrust Establishment Behind In Crucial Vote - "The old order is fading in France"

The old order is fading in France.
Every election since Charles de Gaulle founded the Fifth Republic more than half a century ago has seen at least one of the major parties in the presidential runoff and most have featured both. With Republicans and Socialists consumed by infighting and voters thoroughly fed up, polls suggest that neither will make it this year.
For the past month, survey after survey has projected a decider between Emmanuel Macron, a 39-year-old rookie who doesn’t even have a party behind him, and Marine Le Pen, who’s been ostracized throughout her career because of her party’s history of racism. ...
     Marine Le Pen has been ostracized because she wants an intact French nation and culture with enforceable borders.