The European Tribune is a forum for thoughtful dialogue of European and international issues. You are invited to post comments and your own articles.
Please REGISTER to post.
Le Pen has been more successful at getting support from the working class than her counterparts from the Communists and LFI, mostly by providing easy scapegoats, like immigrants and Islam.
Her main weak point is her lack of breadth: besides the usual 'stop immigration' and 'salary increase across the board', the political program shows little direction. It doesn't matter to those who rage against 'the system', but it does little to attract new voters.
Another weak point is of course her international exposure: she hasn't much to show besides Hungary's Victor Orbán whom she supports (her party reportedly got a loan from a Orbán linked Hungarian banks), and of course her relationship and past statements of support to Vladimir Putin. When the Russian army invaded Ukraine back in February, Le Pen frenetically tried to get rid of over a million of election flyers that were featuring a picture of her meeting Putin in Moscow five years ago, during her second run in the presidential election.
International issues do not matter as much to her base (unlike Eric Zemmour supporters), so her poll numbers haven't been affected and she quickly condemned the Russian invasion. It still shows her main challenge to get "acceptable" to a broader section of the electorate.
by IdiotSavant - Jun 16 9 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Jun 15 12 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Jun 10 15 comments
by Bernard - Jun 6 23 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Jun 6 4 comments
by Oui - Jun 8 104 comments
by Oui - Jun 2531 comments
by IdiotSavant - Jun 242 comments
by Oui - Jun 232 comments
by Oui - Jun 23
by gmoke - Jun 22
by Oui - Jun 20
by Oui - Jun 1915 comments
by asdf - Jun 183 comments
by Oui - Jun 184 comments
by IdiotSavant - Jun 169 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Jun 1512 comments
by Oui - Jun 1310 comments
by Oui - Jun 1240 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Jun 1015 comments
by Oui - Jun 95 comments
by Oui - Jun 8104 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Jun 64 comments
by Bernard - Jun 623 comments
by Oui - Jun 6
by Oui - Jun 524 comments