Paris terror attack hasn't boosted Marine Le Pen election chances, says journalist

Paris shooting: 'The only result from the terror attack is we cease to talk about politics', says journalist

A journalist has told Paul the only result of the shooting is a distraction away from politics

Friday, April 21, 2017

A French journalist has told talkRADIO that the Paris terror attack has had no discernible impact on voter opinion ahead of the country's Presidential election.

In fact the only result of the shooting in Paris is that election fever has been put on hold, according to Claude Askolovitch.

The journalist, who works for Slate.fr, was speaking to Paul Ross in the aftermath of last night's attack which left a policeman dead and two more injured on the Champs-Elysees, in the heart of the French capital. 

Many have speculated that far-right candidate Marine Le Pen will get a boost in popularity from the incident, which was carried out by a man with Islamist sympathies.

But Askolovitch told Paul "the only result from the terror attack is we cease to talk about politics."

He added that the country "doesn't have a clue" where it wants to go and is in "total disarray," adding that people are "in total darkness as far as election predictions are concerned." 

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