>> Could French president, Emmanuel Macron, be on the way out? It's a definite if you ask John Bordello of the National Rally, formerly National Front Party. He is the 23 year old rising star of the far right group and says Macron presidency is at risk when the May 26th European elections arrive.
For more than two months its government has been facing the yellow vest emergency that has seen frequent violent protest. They begun demonstrating in November against fuel taxes and the high cost of living. Polls showed late last year that Marine LaPenz far right, would come out in first position in the EU elections with some 20% of the votes.
But it's not that straightforward, the yellow vests have now decided to throw their hat into the ring for the elections too and they could prove to be a destructive force dealing votes from the far right. And so inadvertently helping Macron during the 2014 EU elections the National Front came first with 24.6% of the votes clenching 24 seats in Strasbourg.
The party has taken a battering since then though especially as Le Pen's party lost the second round at the 2017 French presidential elections against Macron. They've become a little less severe in their politics, dropping a plan to try to call a referendum on leaving the EU and to drop the single currency, but they remain Euro skeptics.
Parde Le hopes to quote restore national sovereignty along with its far right partners in Europe and get rid of the European Commission.>>