Monday, April 24, 2017

Blast Of Joy Among Le Pen And Macron Sympathizers In France


Someone cried with emotion. Supporters of Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen unleashed their joy on Sunday night, some for the milestone and the others for the chance of revenge.
It is 20:00, the first projection of the results of the first round appears on the television screens. Macron, 23.7%. Le Pen, 21.7%.

"Macron President!" Shouts the supporters of the young, centrist and pro-European candidate Emmanuel Macron, gathered at the convention center of the Porte de Versailles in southern Paris.
"We are going to win!", The National Front militants, 300 km further north, say in the town of Hénin-Beaumont, one of the fiefdoms of the far right party.
The two candidates who will run for the second round of presidential elections on May 7 will appear later, smiling, even radiant, applauded by their supporters.
At the Porte de Versailles in Paris, where more than a thousand journalists gathered, including 600 international media, the atmosphere ends up resembling a disco, with blue and pink lights projecting onto the stage, as a metaphor for the Supports left and the right to the hero of the day.
The event had begun under heavy security measures: four identity checks and one explosive carried out by a brown cocker spaniel.
In a large, slightly cool room, in front of the big stage decorated with the motto "En Marche!", Most of the militants present are wearing a T-shirt, cloth bag and badges with the Emmanuel Macron President print.




Among them are foreigners, including two students from the prestigious Institute of Political Science Sciences Po, Helena, 23-year-old American, and Inga, Ukrainian, 22, who wears turquoise and pink "En Marche" t-shirts.
"What motivates me as an American to come here is that in my country we did not see the danger of Trump, so we must avoid the worst in France, which for me is Marine Le Pen," explains Helena, who volunteered in the campaign Of Barack Obama in 2008.
For Inga, each other's talk about Russia is also important. "I do not want a candidate who asks for funding from Russia or who is based on everything that Vladimir Putin says."
"Now we have to fight to be solid in the speech, fight Marine Le Pen and prepare the legislative," says Maria-Hélène Visconti, a painter of 60 years, pleased that "after the Brexit and Trump" the French have stood up face To populism.
- 'Straight France' -
"Marine president!", "Let's win!", Exclaim on their side the supporters of the National Front, criticizing Macron "the World Cup".
"I've been waiting for this for years, spitting on us, treating us Nazis, but people have finally opened their eyes!" Aldric Evezard, 36, cries in tears.
He does not hide his satisfaction with this "clairvoyant candidate, who has never changed the political line since 2011 and who is the only one who can upset France".
"Marine president!", "Let's win!", Exclaim on their side the supporters of the National Front, criticizing Macron "the World Cup".
"I've been waiting for this for years, spitting on us, treating us Nazis, but people have finally opened their eyes!" Aldric Evezard, 36, cries in tears.
He does not hide his satisfaction with this "clairvoyant candidate, who has never changed the political line since 2011 and who is the only one who can upset France".
Around it flutter dozens of French flags or posters that read "Marine president", raised by the enthusiastic militants, confident in a victory in the second round.
Audrey, 47, wearing a white coat over her shoulders, arrogantly contends that with her candidate, "France will finally [be] for the French," asserting however that she "is not racist."
"The second round will be complicated because everyone will go against us but I think we can do it, especially against a Macron that no one wants," continues Evezard.
However, the second round is a tough one for the National Front, as most of the candidates have urged "to curb" the extremism and "chaos" feared with the departure of the euro, advocated by Le Pen.

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