French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has declared that her National Rally beat President Emmanuel Macron's party in #EuropeanElections2019. Macron has vowed to combat nationalists at the European Parliament.
“The French have placed the National Rally at the top of the European elections. I see the people’s victory, who with pride and dignity have retaken power this evening,” said Le Pen, adding, “A widespread movement for an alternative is born.”
The National Front leader is now calling for Macron to dissolve parliament, asserting that the political scene is now firmly “split between nationalists and globalists.”
“The president has no other choice but to dissolve the National Assembly and allow for a more democratic voting system in order to better represent this country’s majority political opinion,” said Le Pen.
Macron’s presidential victory in 2017 was hailed as a victory for globalism and the beginning of the end for populism.
Reality begs to differ.
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