Best of luck to all French citizens on choosing the right candidate for the coming Presidential elections in France. I won’t make any recommendations, but will ask all to consider the French motto ‘liberté, égalité et fraternité’ when you do put your vote in the box. Freedom, equality and brotherhood are core elements in the welcoming nature of all Frenchmen.
I can’t stand the hatred spread by certain politicians who over-simplify messages to create headings that can be remembered more easily by hateful people who hide their agenda behind their claim of protecting national interests.
In that respect the French Front National is so similar to the Danish People’s Party – parties that want to define what is proper national identity. Completely oblivious to anybody else, but certainly very blunt in each of their claims.
I love France. As regular readers will remember I went to the Lycée Français de Copenhague (the international school where all education was in French), so the current documentary on the youth organization of Front National [The Front International – Investigating their young supporters] is running in the background on Danish television while I am writing this. As I understand French at the mother tongue level, I don’t have to read the subtitles that Danes need. These are some nasty guys…
Just sayin’… 🙂
Anyway, I trust that those who may vote will use their power wisely, and wish you all a good election, both in the first and second round. Take good care of the France we all love! 🙂
Macron and Le Pen are moving forward to the second – and final – elections. These are certainly interesting times. Who would ever have believed that approx. 22% would be enough to become a second candidate for the presidency in France? 🙂
Just as anticipated, Emmanuel Macron won the second election. He gained 66,06% of the votes. It was a great joy to see that only 3 in 10 voters chose Marine Le Pen from the far-right Front National.
The President-Elect will be officially sworn in as President de la République on Sunday May 14th 2017.
Congratulations to all who voted. Almost 26% refrained from voting, and some 8-9% voted blank. Quite a huge number of people indeed…