Nicolas Sarkozy has done a lot for France, but France needs a leader that is even stronger and better prepared to face an economic crisis.
Marine Le Pen’s excellent results are good news for France because she is the only candidate fighting for the country’s values. Her strong showing proves that French people want change, and are fed up with seeing their quality of life getting worse and worse year after year, government after government. I don’t believe she poses any threat to democracy, as some claim, because if she becomes president one day, it will be the result of a democratic vote.
The National Front’s policy proposals aren’t so much about punishing illegal immigrants as they are about preserving French citizens’ quality of life. Tough choices need to be made, and the government’s primary focus should be on its own people.
The numbers of legal immigrants in France needs to reflect a real need for additional workers. That may mean massively cutting down the number of immigrants France accepts; so be it. It does not need more unemployed people. France is a country I know very well, and I do not think the French are racist. It has always been welcoming to foreigners.