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France votes; Macron - v - Le Pen in the second round of voting for the presidency.

For whom would you vote in the 2nd round of the French Presidential election?


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Deadlock

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@Petaljam/@Des Quirell

Folks are there any reports in the French media about instabilities in the FN, and possible schisms following Marion's Marechal-Le Pens retirement, or news of Jean-Marie stepping back in a caretaker role? I'm assuming Marine is still hell bent on rebranding, and I'm guessing that factions based about the older and younger Le Pens will have none of that.
 


Deadlock

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Well, Jean-Marie's 88 at this stage, even if he hadn't been expelled! Seems there's a split in the party between the Le Pen camp and a group led by Florian Philippot:

Retrait de Marion Maréchal-Le Pen : le FN minimise, les militants accusent le coup

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/31/florian-philippot-could-make-marine-le-pen-president-france
Thanks for the links. Even as you say he has been expelled, but I have a sense he very much remains the FN puppet master, pulling strings behind the scene.
 
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A number of Socialists have launched a movement called "Dés demains" - so, if they're the Tomorrow People, does that make En Marche "The Professionals"?
The accent on the first word of the party name is in the other direction. It means" From Tomorrow" .
 
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@Petaljam/@Des Quirell

Folks are there any reports in the French media about instabilities in the FN, and possible schisms following Marion's Marechal-Le Pens retirement, or news of Jean-Marie stepping back in a caretaker role? I'm assuming Marine is still hell bent on rebranding, and I'm guessing that factions based about the older and younger Le Pens will have none of that.
A radio discussion I heard earlier suggests that the overall direction and strategy of the party is in very bad shape. The blame for this is on Marine. It is expected that Marion may take time out to kick up her heels before emerging as a deus ex machina to rescue the party.
 

silverharp

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lol

 

Deadlock

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A radio discussion I heard earlier suggests that the overall direction and strategy of the party is in very bad shape. The blame for this is on Marine. It is expected that Marion may take time out to kick up her heels before emerging as a deus ex machina to rescue the party.
Very interesting Des - thanks.
 

Betson

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I see macron is going uber PC , his prime minister must be female(it seems any female will do) , half the candidates in his 'movement' contesting the elections must be female. Identity is far more important that ability to him.
 

McDave

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I see macron is going uber PC , his prime minister must be female(it seems any female will do) , half the candidates in his 'movement' contesting the elections must be female. Identity is far more important that ability to him.
For all you know! :)

You were predicting after ther first round that Le Pen was going to win. Why should anyone take you seriously? :D
 
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I see macron is going uber PC , his prime minister must be female(it seems any female will do) , half the candidates in his 'movement' contesting the elections must be female. Identity is far more important that ability to him.
Link?
 
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I see macron is going uber PC , his prime minister must be female(it seems any female will do) , half the candidates in his 'movement' contesting the elections must be female. Identity is far more important that ability to him.
See what happens when you are forced to link?

The article does not say that the PM "must" be female. It says:

His declared preference is for a woman.
(emphasis mine).

More tellingly, nowhere in the article does it say that half the candidates must be female.

Do you have reading or comprehension difficulties?
 

toughbutfair

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He must have been a legend to be riding a 40 year old teacher when he was 16 but it's a bit Creepy now that he's still young , rich and powerful and is doing an old woman. Glad Le Pen didn't win but he gives me the creeps.
 
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Inauguration taking place. It's always pretty low key. Hollande's car is ready to take him away. They should have provided a moped.

Hollande and Macron are holding a private meeting where the nuclear codes and,much more importantly, the password to the presidential twitter account will be handed over.
 

Dame_Enda

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He must have been a legend to be riding a 40 year old teacher when he was 16 but it's a bit Creepy now that he's still young , rich and powerful and is doing an old woman. Glad Le Pen didn't win but he gives me the creeps.
they say he was 18 when it became physical
 
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Here we go. A twenty minute handover took an hour.
 


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