Thursday, November 17, 2016

Marine Le Pen could be next French president admits PM

Berlin (AFP) - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned Thursday that far-right leader Marine Le Pen had a chance of winning next year's presidential election, boosted by the momentum of Donald Trump's shock victory in the United States.

"It's possible," Valls said in response to a question at an economic conference in Berlin on whether the candidate of France's anti-immigration National Front could win in light of the US upset.

"All the opinion polls have the candidate Marine Le Pen making it to the second round" of France's presidential race in May, the Socialist premier said ....