After Presidential Defeat, Le Pen Wins Seat In French Parliament

After Presidential Defeat, Le Pen Wins Seat In French Parliament
thegatewaypundit ^ | Damien Cowley

Posted on 6/18/2017, 3:58:46 PM by davikkm

Marine Le Pen, President of France’s Front National has emerged victorious from the second round of voting in her northern French constituency of Pas-de-Calais, exit polls are indicating this evening.

Beating President Emmanuel Macron’s candidate, Anne Roquet, Le Pen will have succeeded in her personal gamble of winning a parliamentary seat following defeat in the French presidential race, an outcome which had raised questions about her leadership of the nationalist movement founded by her father, Jean Marie Le Pen.

Le Pen, will enter the Assemblée nationale for the first time during the next parliament, and promises to be a thorn in the side for newly elected President Macron and his allies. Having fallen short of the number of seats needed to form a parliamentary group, however, she will lack the clout of a parliamentary grouping.

Conversely, the mere presence of nationalist Le Pen in the Assemblée nationale will represent an upturning of the apple cart, the political establishment long having conspired to keep her from office.

Reportedly exhausted after a grueling presidential race, Le Pen last month announced that she would stand in the 11th district of the Pas-de-Calais constituency, despite electoral defeat in two previous legislative elections there in 2007 and 2012.

‘’I could not imagine not being at the head of my troops in a battle that I consider as fundamental’’, the 48-year-old mother of three had declared several days after being defeated by Macron in the country’s presidential election.

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Source: After Presidential Defeat, Le Pen Wins Seat In French Parliament


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