Even though she has vowed to repeal marriage equality, far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is receiving a surprising amount of gay support, due partly to her anti-immigration stance, the BBC’s Newsbeat reports.
“Le Pen will not sacrifice the interests of France, French consumers and producers to the North Atlantic ideas”, she explained.
“By country, faster business activity growth in France – the strongest seen since May 2011 – was offset by a moderation in Germany, albeit with the pace of German expansion still running at one of the fastest seen over the past six years”, a release from Markit announcing the data said.
A gunman, who shot three police officers on the Champs-Elysee, killing one, was later claimed by ISIS through its media wing Amaq as an Islamic State “fighter” they dubbed “the Belgian”. Macron said her plans were “nonsense” and he would improve intelligence with a centralised anti-terror force. The Socialist and previous centre-right administrations had “done everything to ensure that we lose” the fight, she said.
France is going to the polls on Sunday to vote in what is likely to be a highly contested presidential election.
The most serious and very bad surprise: a terror attack in the heart of Paris.
France has been in a state of emergency since the 2015 Paris attacks, which left 130 people dead.
France is at the business end of one of the most dramatic and divisive presidential elections in its modern history. (“Onwards!”) movement, would beat Le Pen or any other candidate in the run-off, the latest polls show. He was also convicted in 2003 of attempted homicide in the shootings of two police officers.
In addition to the assault rifle used in the attack, he had a pump action shotgun and knives in his auto, the sources said.
“We are in a war that will last: the enemy is powerful, its networks are deep, its accomplices live among us”, he said.
Other major currency pairs were also stuck in tight ranges, the U.S. dollar easing just 0.1 per cent against the yen and less than that against sterling.
It seemed unfortunate for Fillon however that he was the last candidate to appear on Thursday’s debate, which went on late into the night, while Melenchon was the first. With eurospectics Le Pen and Melenchon in the race, the outcome could have a bearing on France’s place in Europe.
“There is no such thing as zero risk”, he said on RTL Radio.
“The candidate of the Front National, like every drama, seeks to profit from and to control the situation to divide”. With their hardline view on security and immigration, the positions of Le Pen and Fillon may resonate more strongly for some voters.
“Make sure that, as you said, you work hard all the way through”, Obama said. “Marine Le Pen is notably one to watch”.