Front National Emerges as Largest Party in France
THE FRONT NATIONAL has emerged as France’s single largest party after local elections the past weekend, easily defeating their main conservative opponents and crushing the Socialist Party of President François Hollande — prompting the controlled media to engage in another bout of frenetic lying over the results.
The final official voting figures, as released by the French Ministry of the Interior on their website here, are as follows:
First place: Front National: 5,141,897 votes; 25.24% of the vote.
Second place: Union de la Droite (Union of the Right): 4,254,050 votes; 20.88% of the vote.
Third place: Parti Socialiste (Socialist Party): 2,708,427 votes; 13.0% of the votes.
Fourth place: Union de la Gauche (Union of the Left, consisting of the Communist Party, the Greens, the Radical Party of the Left, and the Citizen and Republican Movement): 1,663,466 votes, 8.17% of the vote.
Fifth place: Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP Union for a Popular Movement): 1,339,412 votes; 6.57% of the vote.
Sixth place: Divers gauche (Miscellaneous left, left-wing candidates who are not members of a large party): 1 383 318 votes; 6.79% of the vote.
Seventh place: Front de Gauche (Left Front, splinter Communist and Left parties): 962,394 votes, 4.72% of the vote.
Assorted other parties: all less than 1% each.
From these official results, it can be seen that the controlled media headlines such as the Telegraph’s, “Marine Le Pen’s dramatic defeat in French local elections” and similar stories are simply blatant lies.
Just how far the media liars are prepared to go was superbly illustrated in the Telegraph’s coverage of the elections, which promoted former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy (leader of the UMP party) as the “winners”—even though the UMP polled only 6.57 percent of the vote.
The complicated French electoral system means that in each contest where the winning party did not poll more than 50 percent of the vote, there must be a second election in which only the top two polling parties will be allowed to stand.
In this way, many of the local seats which were not won outright over the past weekend will now be contested over the coming weekend—in most cases between the FN and whichever other party featured in the top two positions.
As usual, when confronted with a real alternative, the establishment “conservatives,” “liberals,” “leftists,” and “communists” always find that they suddenly don’t really have any differences at all, and urge their followers to vote for any party which opposes the FN.
In the second round, therefore, the FN can probably only count on the votes of a small number of “conservatives,” and the other parties will likely combine their votes against the nationalists.
Nonetheless, the fact that the FN has now definitively emerged as the single largest party in France, is a great psychological boost for their efforts to save that nation from destruction at the hands of the establishment parties, and, media lies aside, those establishment parties also know that this election has brought the FN another step closer to achieving political power.
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Source: The New Observer