Marine Le Pen has called on French President Emmanuel Macron to dissolve the National Assembly after her party took over the bloc led by the French president in European elections.
Results as at 10.45am Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)
“The President has no other choice but to dissolve the National Assembly and allow for a more democratic voting system in order to better represent this country’s majority political opinion,” Le Pen said, adding that it's now about her party versus Macron’s.
“The fading of the traditional parties and the polarization between the National Rally party and the [Emmanuel Macron’s] Renaissance party confirms that the political scene is now split between nationalists and globalists and that’s what dominates our political life.”
Le Pen's National Rally party may obtain around 24 percent of votes, according to different exit polls, narrowly beating Macron's party, which is expected to score some 22 percent. So far there were no comments from the president himself but Elysee officials were reported calling the results "disappointing" but not punishing, and not a reason for the government to abandon its agenda. [Source https://www.rt.com/news/460325-lepen-macron-dissolve-assembly/]
It looks like the scare tactics of the latest globalist party in France, Macron's Republique en Marche, have reached their use-by date, as the French among other Europeans, realise that Macron is a hollow man or, as the Italian president once said, "a laboratory creation". This is despite the enormous support from the mainstream media received by Anglophile Macron, who has banned RT from press conferences, pursued journalists for exposing shameful French military secrets, and embraces the false-ideology of 'fake news'. The dogged resistance of the Yellow Vests in France has probably paid off, and it will be interesting to see what new forms and definition this popular French movement will take between now and the next French Presidential elections - which are not until 2022.
Interesting also is the third force in France's trending European Parliamentary elections - Europe Green Ecology (Europe Écologie Les Verts ( EELV ou EÉLV). This is a French ecological political party. Some of its policies coincide more or less with those of Rassemblement National in its desire to protect local production and avoid long-distance imports, and to promote permaculture in urban areas.
It also wants to restrict the profits of middlemen. It is anti-GMOs, wants to limit the use of pesticides, and to increase the place of organic agriculture. Its last policies might encounter resistance from agriculturalists among Rassemblement Nationale supporters and even Yellow Vests: Regarding livestock, it rejects industrialised agriculture and wants to limit the amount of meat raised in Europe in order to minimise nitrates impacting on soils. Its desire to reduce meat-consumption is also based on an old dietary model that associates the consumption of red meat with high cholesterol, but does not examine the role of combining meat and animal fats with starches and sugars, which seems to be the real culprit in obesity, diabetes and heart disease.