Disappointment among nationalists worldwide with the disappointing showing of Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election is huge.
The Daily Stormer’s Andrew Anglin took the approach that it was because she’s a woman that nationalism took a hit.
In the article central to this post, the analysis gets sophisticated and we learn that there were multiple factors working against Le Pen. The article is NOT a smear job of the type you would expect from the fake news American media.
The article concludes that if Macron fails, then Le Pen or another French nationalist may become president in 2022.
Marine Le Pen was never likely to get elected president of France in 2017.
After Donald Trump’s stunning victory in last year’s US presidential election, Marine Le Pen became convinced she could ride the same wave of populism to the Elysée Palace. But in reality she was far from pulling off another shock.
After Brexit and Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen was meant to be next big shock.
Riding on the same anti-immigration populist tidal wave, promising to make France great again, the far-right Le Pen was presented almost as a shoo-in for the Elysée Palace.
Even when the polls gave Macron a seemingly unassailable lead, people warned that the polls had been wrong about Trump and had failed to grasp the level of anti-EU feeling in Britain.
Even political analysts were reluctant to rule Le Pen out, despite Macron’s 20 point poll lead.
But in the end Le Pen was always a very unlikely winner.
For a start the electoral system was against her: the two rounds and the fact the winner needs a majority of the electorate, in other words over 50 percent of the vote.
In France a candidate cannot win the presidential election with a minority of the popular vote, like Donald Trump did last year.
The two rounds mean her opponents were always likely to gang up against her, as they have done in the second round of regional and parliamentary elections to great success in recent years.