7 thoughts on “French presidential election campaign

  1. Friday 3rd March 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

    EURO-MPs voted yesterday to lift French fascist leader Marine Le Pen’s immunity from prosecution for tweeting images of Isis beheadings.

    Members of the European Parliament voted by a large show of hands, clearing the way for the possible prosecution of the National Front (FN) presidential candidate.

    The tweets in December 2015 showed executions, including the killing of US reporter James Foley, by Isis fanatics.

    Under French law, publishing violent images can carry a penalty of three years in jail and a fine of €75,000 (£64,000).

    Meanwhile Emmanuel Macron, the FN leader’s main rival for the presidency, laid out his pro-EU and Nato manifesto. He said the remaining 27 EU states must vigorously defend their single market in talks with Britain.

    He also called for an increase in defence spending to 2 per cent of GDP — as demanded by Washington — and an international “roadmap” to fight Islamist extremism.



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