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Far-right Le Pen campaigns as French 'voice of the people'

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By ELAINE GANLEY

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Don't you just love it when candidates start talking about changing the constitution? Especially when polling less than 30% of the first round? All in the name of democracy, and the people, of course!

Seriously, want to improve democracy overnight? Lower the 5% threshold a little for a party to meet to obtaining public funding.

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Macron will "win" because there's no way he made it far enough to face off with Le Pen.

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As usual, the mainstream media like the BBC and CNN are in meltdown-standby mode. Traumatised by Brexit and Trump, they see the spectre of 'far-right' populism under every bed.

Let's be honest with ourselves, what will change if Le Pen wins? France will move slightly leftwards economically and socially (yes!), and attempt to cut immigration. Le Pen will basically go native in the Elysee Palace and prove to be far less radical than Mitterand.

As the French say, 'bof!'

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