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Le Pen hopes Macron 'hatred' can tip French election

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See, now, over-reliance on tactical voting - - politicians and parties depending on voters to vote for one, because life under the other is too horrific to contemplate - - is exactly what Paris university students said this past week that they didn't want. Sad!

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I would never want to become a politician in France. No way

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I would never want to become a politician in France. No way

I am not sure the French would call them politicians.

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Over the last five years, French President Emmanuel Macron has inspired a rare form of hostility even in a country that is famous for loving to hate its leaders.

The policies of neo-liberal Davos technocrats like Macron are what have led to the rise of conservative alt-right populism like Le Pen.

The frustration of people around the world when constantly presented with this duality in our "free democratic elections" leads to rage.

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When God/nature/whoever is looking down from above was handing out conceited narcissism Macron was at the front of the queue.

The debate with Le Pen was toe curling.

Marcon has a unique character flaw.

Marcon can simultaneously, smirk self-righteous condensation, whilst vomiting bucket loads of patronising aggression. His vanity, pompous body language, haughty demeanour is a sight to witness.

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Voting for the least objectionable candidate is nothing new, particularly in France. I don’t remember Chirac being too popular with the majority when he thrashed Le Pen senior.

The last time I can remember liking someone I voted for was my dad’s mate who ran as an independent in a local election.

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Heck Politico Poll of Polls has Macron holding 10 point lead.

Le Pen policies are frankly frightening to future European peaceful cooperation.

The danger is ballot box absenteeism. Blanking the ballot paper.

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The best thing about Marcron is how angry he makes right-wingers!

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The best thing about Macron is how angry he makes right-wingers!

I think part of the reason is his intelligence. I’ve noticed quite a few right-wingers get really upset when they see more intelligent people ‘speaking down’ to them.

It’s something most of us grow out of. I’m happy to listen to people more intelligent than me. I’m less interested in what idiots have to say.

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Just the fact that nearly half the population of a civilized democratic first world country identify themselves far right nationalists is most shocking.

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He is a vile little man who let his jealousy overwhelm him when lying through his teeth about the Astra Zeneca vaccine. Pure defamation. He's also insanely jealous that Britain has regained its independence while France still lumbers on under the boot of the EU.

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Marcon is on course for a second term in office.

However on the fact that he is the anyone but Le Pen vote.

Macron is a political caricature of his own feckless vanity.

In a belief with the withdrawal of Angela Merkel from front line politics, Marcon can just shoo in into Merkel characterised political shoes.

This is Marcon's delusion, and the reason that Le Pen is so close to high office.

His appeasement of Putin, the phone calls have achieved nothing.

If  Macron had faced Jean-Luc Mélenchon, second round, I suggest the outcome would have been the anyone but Marcon vote.

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Don't be fooled by Le Pen where Brexit is concerned.

Le Pen abhorrence, disgust and loathing of the English is second nature.

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JimizoToday  11:44 am JST

I think part of the reason is his intelligence. I’ve noticed quite a few right-wingers get really upset when they see more intelligent people ‘speaking down’ to them.

Really? Where are these right wingers that you noticed?

In what way were they upset? Who were the more intelligent people?

This sounds like a really interesting experience you had.

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I think part of the reason is his intelligence. I’ve noticed quite a few right-wingers get really upset when they see more intelligent people ‘speaking down’ to them.

This "arrogance" that they perceive is actually an illusion created through the combination of their low intelligence, and the people "speaking down to them" having a high track record of being right.

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If most of the electorate are voting for the person they hate the least, then they are missing the point of democracy, and their country is no longer one. They are simply voting in the least unpleasant dictator to make their lives miserable for the next term.

There should be a third option: 'Neither. Go back and put up for election two people that some of us actually want to run the country.'

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If most of the electorate are voting for the person they hate the least, then they are missing the point of democracy, and their country is no longer one.

Americans have no either choice. They can either choose the Democrats, who are far left, or the Republicans, who are extreme far right. Each of these parties only actually represents a very small cross-section of America, and everyone else just has to choose which one is less distasteful. How are these people missing the point of democracy? How should they 'get' the point of democracy, and who should they vote for if they don't align with either of the parties?

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