Although NKM came up short in her gaffe-prone bid to become the first lady mayor of Paris, the rest of the news from Sunday’s second round of voting was breathtakingly ugly for Francois Hollande and his imploding Socialist party. The French people, by in large, are fed up with French politics as usual and have spoken out in historic fashion. For the radical far-right Front National (FN) to garner the support it received, a new era must be underway in the Fifth Republic of France.
Debbie and I have been in France frequently in recent years and have observed the actions of Marine Le Pen’s Front National (FN) first hand. This crowd is a take-no-prisoners radical and rebellious contingent hell bent on change in a big way. The FN, strongly anti-Muslim immigration and integration, would deport a broad swathe of current Muslim residents and prevent most other non-European immigrants (i.e., gypsies) from entering France. The FN is powerfully law-and-order focused and anti-European Union. After Sunday’s voting results, it is clear that a sizable percentage of French voters want to break the unworkable two-party political stranglehold and move to a multi-party system—and just the type of political revolution needed here in America.