Since this Sunday, April 11, 2022, the names of the two candidates running for the second round of the presidential elections in France have been known, after a first round where 12 candidates campaigned. Unsurprisingly, they are Emmanuel Macron, outgoing president with 28% of the vote and Marine Le Pen, candidate of the far-right Rassemblement National (RN) party, with more than 23% of the vote. The two candidates have until April 24, 2022, the date of the second round, to convince the 48 million French voters to vote for them.
The daughter of Jean Marine Le Pen is known for her positions in relation to immigration, but especially in relation to the Muslim religion. She could be elected president of the French Republic, with a mandate for the next 5 years.
One of the flagship projects of Marine Le Pen’s campaign is the ban on wearing the veil in all public spaces in France. During her appearance on April 7 on RTL, the candidate declared, “If you wear the veil, you will be fined in the same way that it is forbidden not to put your seat belt on in the car. It is completely applicable”.
Marine Le Pen lynched on social networks
Marine Le Pen during her appearance yesterday, Tuesday April 12, 2022, on Radio France Inter, was interviewed by Léa Salamé, the far-right candidate once again returned to the ban on wearing veil in France. The journalist underlines “We would be the only country to ban the veil for women in the street, in the metro…”, in the process, Marine Le Pen retorts by saying, “Well no, excuse me, but Bourguiba had banned the veil in Algeria “.
It is important to remember that Habib Bourguiba quoted by the candidate RN, was the president of Tunisia between 1957 and 1987, and that the latter never banned the veil, contrary to the assertions of Marine Le Pen.
“What a poor ignorant zero”, “What ignorance, go back to school”, “She is so incompetent that she confuses Algeria and Tunisia”, these are some comments that we could read on social networks , in response to the geopolitical shortcomings of Marine Le Pen.