Marine Le Pen’s Victory Speech

on Apr 24, 2017 at 1:21 PM in Marine 2017, Society, Politics, Europe

Marine Le Pen, the leader of the Front National, gained enough votes today to make it to the second round of the presidential election in France. I haven’t seen definitive final figures — different news outlets give different numbers — but she was definitely either first or second. Some reports say that Emmanuel Macron, the socialist-turned-fruity-independent, was in first place.

Below is Ms. Le Pen’s victory speech to her supporters, as aired by RT. Many thanks to Ava Lon for timing the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:


00:20 Dear compatriots, you have supported me
00:24 to go to the 2nd round of the Presidential elections.
00:28 I measure this honor,
00:32 with humility and gratitude.
00:36 I would like to address to you, French patriot voters,
00:40 my deepest gratitude. The first step
00:44 to lead the French to the Elysee is passed.
00:48 This result is historic.
00:52 It is clear to all French
00:56 that the system tried by all means, even the most contestable,
01:00 to prevent the great political debate
01:04 that this election was supposed to be.
01:08 This debate is finally going to happen.
01:12 The French must seize this historical opportunity
01:16 but the main challenge of the election
01:20 which puts our civilisation in danger.
01:24 The French have a very simple choice to make.
01:28 Either we continue on a path to total deregulation,
01:32 without borders nor protection, and leading to
01:36 delocalisation, the unfair International competition,
01:40 mass immigration and free circulation of terrorists.
01:45 The reign of money. Or you can chose the France
01:49 with borders which protect jobs, buying power,
01:53 our security and national identity.
01:57 What I propose
02:01 is the great alternation. The fundamental alternation
02:05 which will put a different politics,
02:09 different politicians and the renewing you want in place.
02:13 It is of course not with the heir of Francois Hollande and this
02:17 catastrophic five years that this expected
02:21 alternation will happen. It is time to free the French people.
02:29 This is the principle that I will put in motion:
02:33 the reassembling of the French people that everybody is waiting for can only be done
02:37 with the love of France. Long live the French people,
02:41 long live the Republic, long live France.

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