Populism continues to rise in France. A recent poll showed that 97% of the French think politicians are corrupt. Some think that’s an understatement. The financial scandal of front-runner Francois Fillon, Former Prime Minister, has seemingly ended his ambition to be President of the French Republic. The media’s favorite, Emmanuelle Macron, former Interior Minister, is accused of not fully divulging his assets and compensation when he was a former Rothschild banker.
Marine Le Pen is gaining popularity as a result of all this, and of the general trend to the right. She’s considered an “outsider” like President Donald Trump, and continues to insist that all the other candidates for Presidency are backed by the same global empire she’s determined to challenge. Le Pen refers to the New Democratic Order as “wild, savage globalization.” Polls show her ahead of Macron in the first ballot but losing to Macron in the final election. But, as we know, the polls were wrong about the Brexit vote and the Trump/Clinton election.