Marine Le Pen in France, Geert Wilders in The Netherlands

It seems that there is actually some chance that Marine Le Pen will win the May election in France. Marine Le Pen: Blind Spot | ZEIT ONLINE

Like Brexit and the election of Trump, the election of Le Pen would upset the ruling classes in Europe.

Marine Le Pen has left no doubts about her goals. “It is time to do away the E.U.,” she reiterated only a few days ago. People close to her stress that the project with the highest priority during the first months of her presidency will be France’s exit from the euro.

She is leading the poll and looks to win the 1st round, but the way French elections work, the 2 front-runners face off in 2nd round. (That’s where it becomes harder for her.)

Meanwhile in The Netherlands, the Dutch are staging their own political upheaval… Geert Wilders Rides Populism Wave

Mr Wilders has been a long-time critic of the influence of Islam on culture in Holland, and he wants to put an end to it. And get out of the EU.

Currently, Wilders is in a neck-and-neck race with Prime Minister Mark Rutte for first place. Should the anti-EU, anti-Islam, xenophobic populist emerge as the strongest political power, it would be nothing short of a political earthquake — the third after Brexit in Britain and the election of Donald Trump in the United States.

It will be interesting to see what happens in Europe in the next few months.

Oh, and Greece is still trying to work out details for another bailout. (Maybe they will decide to get out of the Euro as well.

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