Hope Betrayed: The French Election

by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

I wonder if Putin is as disappointed with the outcome of the French election as I am. The first round of elections gave a large lead to Marine Le Pen’s French Nationalist party. Hoping this would carry through the second round, I saw hope in the idea that European peoples tired of the long domination by Washington of their politics were beginning to break free. Alas, it was nothing but a dream.

What changed so dramatically between the first round and the second round of the votes that reduced the French Nationalists from first to third in the final outcome?

Was the election stolen like the last two US national elections? Peter Koenig explains the theft:

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