Clashes at French far-right leader Le Pen rally in Corsica

Apr 10, 2017, 01:07
Clashes at French far-right leader Le Pen rally in Corsica

David Rachline, her campaign manager, later tweeted that a separate group had clashed with police outside the venue.

Hard-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who has performed well in the two televised debates so far, displaying a sharp wit, made further gains.

Gianni Pierson, 38, from the staunchly conservative town of Provins where Fillon campaigned on Wednesday, had traditionally voted on the right, and plumped for ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy at the last election in 2012.

She added: "I think that generally speaking if there are people responsible, it's those who were in power at the time. It's not France", she told LCI television. But, if the decision lies in the hands of voters - the people, then for sure, Marine Le Pen be the victor.

The European Parliament accuses Le Pen's eurosceptic Front National party of defrauding it by about 340,000 euros ($360,000) by using funds allotted for parliamentary assistants to pay Le Pen's personal assistant Catherine Griset and her bodyguard Thierry Legier for work in France.

Some of them managed to enter the hall where Le Pen was expected to speak.

"These remarks are an insult to France, which honoured itself in 1995 by recognising its responsibility in the deportation of France's Jews and facing its history without a selective memory", the CRIF said.

As forms confirmed the unknown competition tightening simply fourteen days before voting presidential leader Emmanuel Macron detailed his priorities for his first couple of months in-office if chosen.

This would be followed by other legislation to cut the number of MPs by a third and to free up the labour market.

"I'm not asking you to like me".

In a sign that his team are growing anxious about the impact of Melenchon, particularly among the young, supporters spread a video online set to techno music warning about the leftwinger's huge tax-and-spend plan.

He would also pull France out of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and called during the debate for the debt of troubled euro zone states to be effectively written off to allow massive new investment to spur growth. Macron - and Le Pen named the from the Journal Dimanche - are - but when the election were used today equally have lost soil somewhat and might get 23 percent.

This would mean they both qualified for the second round run-off scheduled on May 7 which Macron is seen winning comfortably.