Le Pen started her day at the Rungis wholesale market outside Paris, calling for more food to be produced and consumed in this country known as the gastronomic center of the Western world.
Marine Le Pen, National Front political party candidate for French 2017 presidential election, poses for a selfie with employees as she visits the Rungis worldwide food market, near Paris, France, during her cam.
As Mr Macron was meeting with union leaders from the Whirlpool plant in northern France, Ms Le Pen popped up outside the factory itself, amid its workers in bright-yellow hazard vests, and declared herself the candidate of France’s workers.
Jean-Marie Le Pen, who repeatedly has been convicted of crimes based on anti-Semitism and racism, founded the National Front party that his daughter took over, but a feud has divided the two.
She told France2: “I think that we are approaching the decisive moment”.
She even banned the words “Front National” and her family name from all election campaign literature and from rally stage sets, using only the slogans “Marine Presidente” and “Au Nom du Peuple”. Meanwhile Macron came under critisicism as he celebrated his victory in the first round of the Presidential elections in the brasserie “bobo” La Rotonde in the district of Montparnasse in Paris. “A snap poll from Ipsos on Sunday showed 62 per cent support for Mr Macron and 38 per cent for Ms Le Pen“.
Marine Le Pen has gone straight on to the attack. Emmanuel Macron, the leading vote-getter, is a socially liberal banker who served as minister of the economy and wants to work with France’s European Union partners.
Le Pen with her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, in 2007. “Patriots should come together to fight those who promote unbridled globalization”, she said. “The pre-first round polls have been relatively accurate, so Macron should rightly be red hot favorite now.”Similarly, Theresa May’s nationwide lead over her opponents in Britain point to a thumping victory on June 8”.
Macron quickly agreed to share the stage with Le Pen in the traditional televised debate between rounds one and two. “I considered it was such a sign of contempt for the Whirlpool workers that I made a decision to. come here and see you”, she said.
And on Holocaust Remembrance day, European Jewish congress president Moshe Kantor said the National Front leader was “no less unsafe than her Holocaust-denying father who she has tried to hide” – expelled party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen.
Mr Macron backed the EUdictated labour law, which was enacted by decree of President Francois Hollande after parliament twice rejected it and sparked a year of general strikes and fierce protests.
Le Pen hit Macron close to home with her politicking: He was born in Amiens. At 48, she still has time and, with each passing vote, perhaps a little bit more of France on her side.