France’s Donald Trump-like candidate Marine Le Pen was victorious in the first round of the recent French Elections, heading to round two to take on Globalist Emmanuel Macron in a head-to-head battle.
But a defeated candidate from round one, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, decided to throw his support — and votes — behind Le Pen.
The 56-year-old Dupont-Aignan and his party Debout la France (‘Stand up France’) secured nearly 5 percent of the vote — 2 million votes total — in the first round of the presidential elections on April 23, coming in sixth out of the original 11 candidates.
Dupont-Aignan calls himself a “Gaullist” – after France’s wartime leader General Charles de Gaulle – a term that is meant to evoke sovereignty, patriotism and economic independence. Essentially, his party is an offshoot of the conservative mainstream right.
The former candidate strongly favours France leaving the European Union and the Eurozone; even going so far as to support Britain’s divorce from the European Union.
“The French understand that the stakes in this election are to re-orient Europe” away from globalisation, said Dupont-Aignan during a televised debate on April 4.
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