The much respected and charismatic leader of the “Arise France” movement, Nicholas Dupont-Aignan, threw his support behind right-wing candidate Marine Le Pen. Dupont-Aignan won 4.7%, or nearly 2 million votes, in last week’s first round vote of the French Presidential election.
From The Gateway Pundit:
Dupont-Aignan, respected on the French right, appealed to his own supporters, and to the voters of the right ‘’betrayed by their leaders’’ to join him in supporting Marine Le Pen’s presidential bid. The betrayal in question; a reference to establishment conservative, François Fillon, who called on his millions of voters to keep Le Pen from office by supporting former Socialist Party finance minister – and now presidential candidate – Emmanuel Macron. The endorsement came only minutes after Fillon was knocked out of the first round of voting last Sunday in a move which immediately drew rebellion from the grassroots, many of whom refuse to vote for a socialist or leftist candidate after five years of Hollande.
Le Pen and Dupont-Aignan held a joint press conference this morning announcing that her new ally will be her prime minister if she wins the presidency.