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France: Christine Boutin et ses dérapages

Christine Boutin est une farouche opposante à l’égalité des droits pour les couples homosexuels, très proche de la Manif pour tous, le collectif “apolitique” contre le mariage pour tous qui se rapproche des Républicains et du Front national. Il y a une quinzaine d’années, elle combattait déjà le Pacs. Quitte à déraper et être jugée pour “incitation à la haine” envers les homosexuels. Néanmoins, Christine Boutin n’aime pas du tout que l’on porte un jugement sur son mariage avec son cousin germain Louis.

Des décennies qu’elle lutte contre l’avortement, le Pacs ou encore le mariage pour tous. Des années que Christine Boutin multiplie les dérapages, à coups d’interviews ou de post enflammés sur Twitter. Suscitant, souvent, un flot de réactions indignées.

Enfin, pour le deuxième tour, c’est décidé pour Christine! (on n’attendait que ça)! Le 7 mai prochain, la fondatrice du Parti chrétien démocrate glissera un bulletin «Marine Le Pen» dans l’urne. «Ma décision est claire, c’est “pas de Macron”», annonce lundi soir l’ancienne ministre de Nicolas Sarkozy au Figaro. «Macron, ce n’est pas possible», insiste l’ancienne candidate à l’élection présidentielle de 2002. «Emmanuel Macron c’est l’incarnation de tout ce que je n’aime pas, c’est à l’opposé de mes valeurs qui ont rythmé ma vie politique. C’est le libéralisme libertaire, c’est la mondialisation, c’est l’argent, c’est la banque», s’agace l’ex-député des Yvelines.

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France what have you done! Vive la France, vive la République Française!

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after coming first and second in Sunday’s first round of voting according to the first results.

In a race that was too close to call up to the last minute, Mr Macron, a pro-European Union ex-banker and economy minister who founded his own party only a year ago, was projected to get 24 percent by the pollster Harris and 23.7 percent by Elabe and Ipsos.

However, the French are not to blame! We saw Marine Le Pen coming or even winning this first round of elections. French people thought the right had failed because there was still high unemployment and more insecurity and social misery in France. Therefore, five years ago when they had a chance to vote for the left, they did. But President François Hollande has turned out to be exactly like former President Nicolas Sarkozy, and nothing has changed for them.

The problem of high unemployement in France has been closely followed by security and the fight against terrorism in the polls and these three are the driving factors for the French vote.

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A majority of French people share the Front’s view that their country has too many immigrants and should refrain from admitting more. As a result, the French government allowed in only a modest number of refugees from Syria — in notable contrast with Germany. Discussion of the subject has become a political taboo; it has not featured at all during the campaign. Moreover, the party has also helped promote an aggressive form of secularism, one that often stigmatizes Muslims and seeks to regulate their social and cultural freedoms.

Le Pen’s father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, is co-founded the National Front—a party historically composed of immigrant-loathing white nationalists. Jean-Marie is a Holocaust truther who once dismissed Nazi gas chambers as a mere “point of detail of the history of the Second World War,” and said of a Jewish critic: “We’ll put a batch in the oven next time.” Marine, meanwhile, recently downplayed France’s role in the Holocaust, saying, “I don’t think France is responsible for the Vel d’Hiv.” She also claimed that the Nazi-collaborationist Vichy regime “was not France,” adding, “I think that generally speaking if there are people responsible, it’s those who were in power at the time. It’s not France.”