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Bilde: Le Pen tar en selfie utenfor frisørsalongen hun bruker fast, rett utenfor partihovedkvarteret i Paris. Foto: Charles Platiau/Reuters/Scanpix

Marine Le Pen gikk mandag av som Nasjonal Fronts leder for å vise at hun ikke representerer partiet, men hele nasjonen.

I et TV-intervju mandag begrunner hun avgjørelsen med at hun vil heve seg over partipolitikken fram mot andre omgang i presidentvalget.

– I kveld er jeg ikke lenger leder for Nasjonal front. Jeg er presidentkandidat, sa Le Pen. (NTB-AP)

A startling electoral map of the country showed Mr Macron as having come top in most of the départements, or counties in the West, while Ms Le Pen, was on top in most of the East.

Ms Le Pen scored very highly in rural and so-called “peri-urban” areas. She has pledged to protect “forgotten France” from austerity, globalisation and immigration.

Mr Macron romped home in most towns and cities with more than 15,000 residents with his “neither Right nor Left”, pro-European promise of modernisation.

“Emmanuel Macron attracted in his wake France that is doing well, an optimistic France, while Marine Le Pen has attracted the France that has been left behind by globalisation,” said Adélaïde Zulfikarpasic of BVA Opinion.

Mr Mélenchon also fared well in some big cities, such as Marseille and Lille.

For Jacques Lévy from the Ecole Polytechnique in Lausanne, the map of the Le Pen vote almost mirrors that of the “no” vote in the 1992 referendum on the Maastricht treaty and Mr Macron’s mirrors the “yes” vote, which just won the day.

Le Pen får en tøff jobb, men umulig er det ikke.

For Jacques Lévy from the Ecole Polytechnique in Lausanne, the map of the Le Pen vote almost mirrors that of the “no” vote in the 1992 referendum on the Maastricht treaty and Mr Macron’s mirrors the “yes” vote, which just won the day.

Despite Mr Macron’s plans to “relaunch” the EU, the combined scores of staunch Eurosceptics Ms Le Pen, Mr Mélenchon and nationalist Nicolas Dupont-Aignan add up to around 46 percent of the vote.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/24/marine-le-pen-steps-leader-frances-front-national-bid-widen/