Investment firm Leonie Hill Capital’s proprietary artificial intelligence program has predicted that anti-mass migration Front National presidential candidate Marine Le Pen will shock the world with a stunning electoral victory.
Arun Kant, chief executive and chief investment officer at Leonie Hill Capital, said the AI system, which looks through mountains of data to predict future trends, sees a victory for Ms Le Pen in the first and second round of the French presidential election this year. Kant said Le Pen will “walk over” all opponents in the first round and stun pollsters in the second, CNBC reports.
Kant said the AI model says Le Pen, who currently leads in the polls, will score around 28 per cent of the vote in the first round easily besting her main rivals independent candidate Emmanuel Macron, who the AI predicts will get 19 to 20 per cent, and conservative Republican François Fillon who it says will poll 16.8 per cent.
Whilst most polls predict a win for Le Pen in the first, many see her lose to either Macron or Fillon in the second and decisive round. Kant said that with left wing Macron being the likely rival in the second round, many supporters of Fillon will flock to Le Pen.
“If she wins the first round, this dynamic will change,” he said. He noted the momentum built after the first round victory could stump pollsters and lead to an electoral victory reminiscent of U.S. President Donald J. Trump.
Kant went even further saying the only way for Macron to win against Le Pen would be some unforeseen event or scandal that could attract undecided voters.
One scandal has already made headlines in the race with François Fillon. The Republican is said to have paid his wife around half a million euros for a job that didn’t exist and that his family also may have profited by over a million euros. The scandal has hurt the conservative candidate in the polls and led to the rise of Macron.
Announcing her campaign in Lyon earlier this month, Marine Le Pen framed her vision saying, “the division is no longer right-left (but) patriot-globalist”. She announced that as president she would clamp down on mass migration and defend French values. “When you arrive in a country, you don’t start violating laws, demanding rights”, she said adding, “there will be no other laws and values in France but French”.
Le Pen has also promised to restore order to French suburbs that have become dangerously violent over the last week. She slammed the government, who she said showed “cowardice” and haven’t done enough to curtail the violence.