France’s first round of presidential elections are coming up on April 22nd, and three main candidates, two from the left and one from the right, are emerging as the frontrunners to to run against President Sarkozy. Sarkozy is head of the Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP), which is a right wing party. But the woman I want to talk about is Marine Le Pen, head of the Front National, which is a far right wing party. And when I say far right, I mean almost to the point of fascism.
First, let’s give a little background into the French election system. On Sunday, April 22nd, citizens of France eighteen years of age or older will head to the polls to narrow the current field of ten candidates to one, to run against the incumbent president (Sarkozy). Then on May 6th, the voters will elect the next president for a five year term.
One of the three main competitors against Sarkozy is Marine Le Pen. It is important to note that like the U.S., France has never had a woman president (In 2007, Sarkozy ran against Ségolène Royal, and won by two million votes).
Marine Le Pen, however, should never be allowed anywhere near the Palais de l’Élysée, or the Presidency.
This is why this woman scares me:
In a world where reason is needed, electing this woman President would inhibit our growth as a world, and destroy the fundamental bonds that hold our countries together.
On a side note, did you know that the President’s official vacation home is the coolest house ever?
That is the Fort de Brégançon, and I want to live there.
Keep your eyes wide, and your mind wider