German Minister Says 'Policy We Advocate Helps Le Pen Become President'
Mar 22, 2017, 00:27
Only the top two candidates go through to the 7 May runoff, where polls suggest Mr Macron will easily beat Ms Le Pen.
"(Le Pen's) visit can be explained by a tacit support of the favourite candidate of the presidential elections and the continuity of France's African policy, which undermines the hope of the African youth and consolidates dictatorships in place", Halata said earlier this week.
At the start of the debate, Macron, the 39-year-old former economy minister who has never run for election before, seemed subdued, perhaps more used to making speeches alone on stage than debating rivals. You can see she's a veteran politician.
BERLIN: France must accelerate reforms and changes to tackle growing social and economic problems that are fueling nationalism, populism and the rise of Marine Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Front, a top German official said on Tuesday.
But the scandal, which has dominated the campaign for weeks, occupied relatively little time in the debate. Mentioning the case of autism, which is not a recognised condition in France, Ms Le Pen said that, in her view, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada were highlighting the French incompetence around the illness.
Opinion polls show the pair holding a strong lead ahead of the more experienced centre-right contender Francois Fillon, and left-wingers Benoit Hamon and Jean-Luc Melenchon.
But with so many voters undecided and polls showing the abstention rate could be higher than ever in France, the level of uncertainty remains high.
The election is taking place against a backdrop of high unemployment and sluggish growth.
Emmanuel Macron, left, greets Francois Fillon.
Fillon, accused of paying his wife a generous salary for work she may not have done, has been put under formal investigation, a first for a French presidential candidate.
"That's called Project Fear, Mr Fillon".
Macron also scored well when viewers were asked how the debate had affected their views of the candidates. "I know polling is valid, but under that rule, I could not have participated in the primaries [debate]".
"Europe was, is and will remain a life insurance for us in times of crisis, and in the end, I'm convinced that the citizens of France will see it the way large majorities did in the Netherlands, as well as Germany", he said.
A total of 11 candidates are running for president.
The Republican president offered no evidence for the allegation, which an Obama spokesman has said was "simply false". Charlie Dent, R-Pa., called the accusation against Britain "inexplicable" and the accusation against Obama unfounded.
The boycott is the summation of stalled negotiations between the national team and USA Hockey that began over a year ago. The women have proposed a dollar amount to USA Hockey, but they're not disclosing it.
Video images obtained by AFP showed firefighters battling to put out the blaze as thick black smoke billowed from the aircraft. When the plane crashed, its door flew open, which allowed the pilot and rescue crews to get everybody out, Youngule said.
The James Beard Awards have been around since 1990, honoring the nation's top chefs and recognizing culinary excellence. On the national level, Aaron Silverman's prix fixe Pineapple and Pearls is among the finalists for Best New Restaurant.
Investigators said employees at the food-processing giants JBS and BRF paid federal inspectors to ignore problems with meat. JBS is the world's largest meat producer and BRF the biggest poultry exporter.
Peterson was selected with the seventh overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft, the first after Spielman's arrival in Minnesota. He visited with the Seahawks last weekend, but their signing of Eddie Lacy would seem to cross Seattle off the list.
Adam Johnson was stuck in Philadelphia on an nearly two-hour flight delay for his flight back home to Saint Paul, Minnesota. The major airlines are waiving ticket-change fees that range up to $200 for customers who want to change their travel plans.
The Indian High Commission in Islamabad has informed Pakistan's foreign office about missing Syed Asif Ali and his brother. However Indian agencies have learnt that the duo was picked up and detained by the agencies in Pakistan.
About 100,000 students a day attend Beyond the Bell programs , said Alvaro Cortes, the executive director of the program. Money from the NEA and NEH finds its way to Wisconsin to help fuel the state's arts scene and enrich its cultural life.
Meanwhile, if you're looking for a gas station attendant in Seattle, we can think of one or two who are now in need of a new job. Another would be that the driver drove the SUV straight into a gas pump while cruising at a rather high rate of speed.
Dybala: Juve on par with Europe's elite
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was not entirely satisfied. "The result isn't everything". After losing to Juventus, Porto won its next three league games by a combined score of 12-0.
Iraqi Forces Push Further Into ISIS-Held West Mosul
A report by Human Rights Watch released in 2014 said that hundreds of male prisoners were killed by Isis militants at the time. The operation is part of a larger military offensive to liberate Mosul from IS, which overran the city in 2014.