I've had the pleasure of corresponding with a Frenchwoman named Muriel Coativy, who appeared in a video I posted recently about the growing number of women in the Front National. She contacted me via e-mail and we have since corresponded about politics and my reasons for starting GalliaWatch. When I received her newsletter two days ago, I was reminded that Mme Coativy is more than just a friend of the Front National, she is in fact a candidate in the legislative election from the 12th voting district of the department of le Rhône. Her political positions adhere closely to those of Marine Le Pen and the platform of the party. These include the fight against Islamization; the need to come to the rescue of small businessmen, the working classes and the rural population; opposition to lax government policies on crime; opposition to privileges for illegal immigrants; the halal scandal; the explosive financial situation; the need to withdraw from the Europe of Brussels.
The tracts pictured here give some idea of the topics she and all FN candidates have to discuss and defend in their campaign.
French readers can turn to this page of her site for the list of eleven candidates from the 12th district. She will oppose ten others on June 10. The two winners will face off on June 17th. If you are surprised that there are eleven political parties, this is not unusual in the first round of elections in France. Everybody gets their little bit of glory, then it comes down to two winners. On June 10 her most formidable opponent is probably the incumbent UMP deputy Michel Terrot who is seeking his 7th term.
Muriel Coativy is a lawyer, the mother of four children, and has been very active for 20 years in the affairs of her local community. She has lived in the city of Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, near Lyon, since 1991, and has been engaged in local politics since 2008. She joined the Front National in 2010.
French readers should browse through the "Actualités" section of her blog for news about her region. The first item (as of today) concerns the growing number of veiled women in the city of La Mulatière and the voluntary blindness of a journalist who claims he only sees one a week in Villeurbanne, a major city near Lyon, where 16.6% of the population is immigrant (as of 2008).
This has been my first direct contact with a member of the Front National. I'm honored to have communicated with Mme Coativy, and wish her, and all Front National candidates, the very best on June 10.
Below, the banner from her website.
Labels: Election 2012, Front National, Muriel Coativy