Marine Le Pen: France reacts with horror to 'nightmare' election

'If Marine Le Pen wins, we'll blame the Russians' - Twitter reacts to Front National Leader's first round vote success

People aren't happy the Front National Leader has advanced to the next stage

Monday, April 24, 2017

France has reacted with shock and horror to news of Marine Le Pen's passage to the second round of the country's Presidential election.

Le Pen, leader of the far-right Front National, overtook several other candidates to pass the first round of voting on Sunday, and now only the centrist Emmanuel Macron stands in her path. 

Many had doubted Le Pen's chances of passing the first round, even after the series of political earthquakes which have left the world reeling over the past year.

But now people are waking up to the reality that the islamophobic figurehead could actually win - and the reaction has been predictably vitriolic.

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