Sunday, September 4, 2016

FREXIT: Le Pen Promises French Referendum on EU, If Elected

The leader of France's far-right National Front, Marine Le Pen promises to hold a nationwide referendum on European Union membership if she is elected next spring.

At a rally in a small eastern village, Le Pen focused on her favorite issues, such as national sovereignty, immigration control, Islamism and what she calls "savage globalization," whuile calling for the referendum, reports AP.

The far-right candidate for the April-May election pledged to back the "France of the forgotten, the abandoned and the voiceless."

Le Pen branded the rise of Islamic fundamentalism as the "new totalitarianism of the 21st century" and suggested terrorists were hiding among migrants, according to AP.

"The best weapon against terrorism is the ballot," she said.

Poll numbers published by Le Monde in June showed French president Fran├žois Hollande at 14 per cent, while former president Nicolas Sarkozy came in at 21 per cent and  Le Pen was favoured by 28 per cent of those surveyed.


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