Le Pen with huge lead as anti-globalism grows

Le Pen with huge lead as anti-globalism grows
There is an anti-globalist right-wing wind blowing across Europe, caused by last year's - and still ongoing - refugee/migrant crisis, which in turn is caused by the elitists in the EU, and a very pro-Islamic administration in the American White House.

People are simply getting fed up. They are tired of being forced to accept that their lives are turning more miserable and full of fear, that no-go zones are growing, that brutal gangs are ravaging, that their cities turn more violent, and that several acts of Islamic terrorism have occurred - and more have been promised.

On top of that, they have to pay for it.

The failed socialist EU and UN initiative of making Europe into a multicultural mix, which certainly would end in a complete mess, may finally come to an end, or at least a halt.

With the UK out of the EU, Trump winning in the US, and growing opposition of the EU in Eastern Europe, elections are now lined up, and it could spell trouble for the elites and their agenda.

Austria holds presidential elections on December 4th. There, Norbert Hofer from the the right-wing party FPÖ is ahead in polls.

On the same day, Italy holds a referendum on political reforms. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has issued an ultimatum, and the risk is now high that he will be washed away in an anti-elitist right-wing mood-wave.

According to Jan Techau of the American Academy i Berlin, it is still the elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany next year that are most exciting though.

He believes the uprising against the elites has complex causes.

- We have had a major financial crisis in the US and Europe. It was painful economic and created deep distrust of the elites who created it. Meanwhile we have a middle class that has been systematically put under financial pressure. The middle class now fears for the future, and it is this fear that creates "Trumpisme" and populism, says Techau.

He also mentions resistance against globalization, identity politics and xenophobia as important elements in the explanation.

And in France, National Front leader Marine Le Pen has taken a sizeable lead over Nicolas Sarkozy in a new French presidential election poll, reports the Independent.

"The far-right leader had 29 per cent of the vote when pitted against Les Républicains’ former president, who was eight points behind, and held a 15-point lead over the Parti de Gauche’s Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the poll released by Ipsos.

It was one of five scenarios for the first round of France's 2017 presidential elections on 23 April, although one that did not include Les Républicains’ Alain Juppe - who remains strong favourite to succeed Francois Hollande as leader.

While Mr Juppe holds leads of between four and seven per cent in three other scenarios including him, the results are likely to add to growing fears that the rise of global populism could see Ms Le Pen secure a surprise victory in the wake of the UK’s Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s US election win."

In the Netherlands Geert Wilders' party PVV continues to grow and is fighting against Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his VVD to become the largest party in the country. And Germany, Angela Merkel, who is running for re-election, has never been more unpopular.

The world is slowly being restored to normal. For some, however, like the Swedes, where democracy is being blocked by democracy, there seems to be little hope. Only a real SD landslide in 2018 could (maybe) save them, but that is not likely to happen.

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