Le Pen Elected to Parliament, Pres. Macron Wins Majority

French far-right candidate, Marine Le Pen, centre, receives flowers after delivering a speech after the second round of parliamentary elections in Henin Beaumont, Northern France, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Voters gave President Emmanuel Macron’s fledgling party a solid victory in parliamentary elections Sunday, handing the upstart centrist a strong mandate to overhaul the country’s labor laws, among the most sensitive issues for the French. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

June 19, 2017

OAN Newsroom

After losing the French presidential election, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen wins a seat in Parliament for the first time in her political career.

However, President Emmanuel Macron and his allies came out as the big winners with results showing they now control a majority of Parliament.

This will give the French president authority to push his pro-business reforms, but political experts say the results have to be taken with a grain of salt.

This belief comes after more than half the population abstained from voting in the second round of the country’s most recent election on Sunday.

  • Hal Slusher

    Welcome to Francistan

  • All American

    The French that failed to vote or whose votes were disregarded? How could they sit out on one of the most important votes in their country’s history??
    Macron was the Socialist darling, wasn’t he??

    • paqza

      No, not at all. The Socialists Melenchon and Hamon got hammered. Hamon, the official Socialist candidate, only got 6% of the vote. Macron’s an investment banker who started his own party because he was fed up with his own, and they won the presidential election and also got the majority in their legislative branch.

      • LILLIBET

        The only winners here were the islamists. The French do not have the will to continue their culture.

        • paqza

          A Le Pen victory would have emboldened terrorists; France is safer because Macron won.

          • FreedomFighter

            There you go proving your stupidity again. You figure out if you were born that way like the gays yet?

          • paqza

            Go pick up a book. Anything by Michael Scheuer, retired CIA officer, is a good start. Google him – an honest, intelligent, Republican patriot who points out where Clinton, GW, and Obama completely botched it.

          • FreedomFighter

            That has nothing to do with what I asked you.

          • paqza

            It does but you should at least try and keep up. You aren’t aware how wrong you are. Pick up a book and learn something, if you know how to read, anyway.

          • FreedomFighter

            I am not wrong at all. You sidestepping the question proves it.

          • LILLIBET

            Personally I don’t think so – but we will find out.

          • Roland Bradford

            Ah yes, safer…to be taken over or forced to get on their knees for the new Muslim invaders..?

        • Lee

          When did the French have any will and courage?

          • LILLIBET

            It has been a long time….maybe WW1?

        • paqza

          Have you ever been to France or met a French person? French culture isn’t going anywhere and certainly not because some ignorant American believes it is.

          • LILLIBET

            My son lived in France for a couple of years for business. He was NOT impressed and glad to leave. He then went to live in Japan. He was very satisfied doing business with honorable people.

            The French are not even having enough children to replace themselves. They will be going the way of past civilizations.

          • paqza

            The Japanese birthrate is even lower…

          • LILLIBET

            I know but they have chosen to embrace their culture and not dilute it or give it away.

    • LILLIBET

      Jihadists must be ecstatic with the stupid French!

      • Midge Malloy

        true

  • disqus_cVJI1D0yfU

    At least her voice will still be heard.

  • DeplorableMe

    Maybe Macron & Turdeau can get together, swap Instagram tweets, and figure out how to love the terrorists into submission!!

    • R A.

      Yeah, worked for o’Bama!!

      • paqza

        Trump’s a huge recruitment tool for the baddies. Obama was awful but Trump’s somehow even worse. Just sickening.

        • A.reader

          Until Trump is proven bad for our nation’s security, how about cutting him some slack. You must admit, Dems open borders policy would be disastrous to the US.

          • paqza

            Dems don’t have an open border policy and our own State Department and military are complaining about how Trump’s statements and actions put all of us at risk

        • FreedomFighter

          Stupid all your life? Or just since you caught TDS???

          • paqza

            no idea what that is, but if you have to resort to personal attacks instead of focusing on facts, you’ve already lost the argument, lil buddy

          • FreedomFighter

            Trump Derangement Syndrome. Now will you try to weasel your way out or will you admit the truth that you’re stupid? The rest of us already know princess.

          • paqza

            All I know is that Trump’s letting China and Russia take the lead in the world and we Americans look like pathetic, weak, sad little losers, like you. We used to be a proud people in a proud country. Now whiny little people like you are blind to what’s actually happening to us. America’s a laughingstock and people like you are the reason why.

          • FreedomFighter

            Like your stupid ass maybe. I am no loser princess. You on the other hand, is a pure libtard loser. I am proud once again now that we actually have a REAL leader in President Trump. The blind ones are the losers like you princess. Get over your libtarded stupidity and crawl back in your moat because we are going to make this country great again with or without you liberal weasels. Got it princess??? Good!! Now STFU and watch us MAGA MASA!!

          • paqza

            You’re impressionable, angry, sad, and weak. That’s the opposite of a strong, patriotic, critically-thinking American patriot. Trump is a poor man’s idea of a rich man, a weak man’s idea of a strong man, and a dumb man’s idea of a smart man. You got conned.

            Why do you think the Obamacare replacement is getting held up? Because Trump is trying to make it MORE expensive while covering FEWER people. That’s why Republican Senators haven’t pushed it through. Why do you think Trump’s proposed budget CUTS money for job creation in the Midwest? Why do you think Trump’s proposed budget CUTS infrastructure spending? Why do you think energy companies are ignoring Trump’s nonsense on the dead coal industry?

            It’s called “bait and switch”. Trump told us he would fix healthcare (a good thing), fix infrastructure (a good thing), and create more jobs (a good thing). But in real life, he wants to make healthcare more expensive and harder to get, he wants to cut infrastructure spending and increase toll roads, making it more expensive for Americans to travel, he wants to gut Midwest infrastructure and job creation programs, and he believes in wasting money on dead coal instead of supporting the biggest job creating industries in the country – wind and solar.

            You got conned. Open your eyes.

          • FreedomFighter

            Only 6 months into his presidency and Trump has done more for America than your boy Oblamer did in 8 years. He also undoing Oblamers fukkups one at a time just as he promised. He’s doing all this with you snowflakes and rinos fighting him every step of the way. You are just too stupid to realize it.
            YOU open your eyes little one. I am happy with my President thus far.

          • paqza

            haha, you’re the real snowflakes, melting in a tizzy whenever someone points out how badly you’ve been conned. Trump hasn’t done a single positive thing for this country. He’s weakening America locally and abroad and has cost us thousands of jobs.

          • FreedomFighter

            Sure princess. Keep believing your ignorance you keep spewing. Those of us in the know will just keep laughing at you dumb asses.

          • paqza

            America’s been commandeered by “Know Nothings” like you in the past. We suffered then, just like we’re suffering now, but we’ll get through it just like we did in the past. People like you love to talk about how terrible this country is; I don’t believe in that nonsense.

          • FreedomFighter

            You don’t know what you believe in. That’s you libtards whole problem. You talk out your asses and think everyone will believe your tripe. It wont work with those of us that know how you dumb asses operate. LOLOL!!! Keep us amused princess. Pure entertainment!!

          • paqza

            You pretend like you know more than you do. It’s people like you that ruined the Republican Party. That’s why I am an independent now.

          • FreedomFighter

            You are an idiot now. That’s what you are. Still talking out your ass like the knownothing you are. You idiots will never learn.

          • Gasman

            Crimea, Ukraine, South China Sea?
            These things are Trump’s fault?

          • paqza

            I didn’t say Obama was good. He was incredibly disappointing. But at least America was still considered a world leader. We’re global laughingstocks now, which you’d know if you stuck your head out of your little bubble.

          • Wheel of misfortune

            “Trump is letting China and Russia take the lead…???” Can you be any more obtuse?! Obama is the first “president” in living memory who’s SPECIFIC foreign policy was to “lead from behind.” What I’ve seen from Pres Trump in the last 4.5 months, no lets say the last 3 weeks; no more Paris (fraud)accord, ripping up the Cuba fiasco. Do you have Google? Or should I have to give you point by point where Trump has succeeded in cleaning up Obama’s mess?

          • paqza

            Read what you wrote again. The US left an agreement that isn’t binding, thereby showing the world we’re not interested in leadership. China stepped up. He did basically nothing in Cuba;

          • Janice Baity Patterson

            Substantive discussion would be helpful. Facts would drive real disagreement. now if that is what this forum is about. I am in. But if name calling is the agenda you both need to find some place else to bloviate.

          • paqza

            I’m not the name caller, believe me. If you’re interested in facts, go read up on China’s “Belt and Road Initiative”, its statements on energy leadership, and its work all over Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. Russia’s taken the lead on Syria. We’re burying our heads in the sand while America erodes both here and abroad.

    • rgray 317

      Don’t forget Merkel. She is in love with the Moooose lims.

      • Midge Malloy

        excellent point