Ever since the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) met on the day of the US election in November last year, and the subsequent victory for Donald Trump, I have been checking regularly to see if there will be any significant economic meetings around the time of the French election in just over five weeks from now.
It turns out that on the day that the first round of the election takes place – on April 23rd – the IMF and the World Bank Group will be concluding their annual Spring Meeting in Washington DC.
The International Institute for Sustainable Development, who are in partnership with the event, describe the meetings as follows:
The 2017 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) will take place from 21-23 April, in Washington, DC, US. The Meetings bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, civil society, and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, global financial stability, poverty eradication, jobs and growth, economic development, and aid effectiveness. The Meetings also offer an opportunity for civil society organizations to share their views and interact with policymakers in a global setting.
The Bank for International Settlements are not directly associated with these meetings, but as the 3 day event will ‘bring together central bankers‘, their influence will still be felt given that every major central bank in the world is a member of the BIS.
It should be made clear, however, that the timing of the IMF / World Bank Meetings cannot be considered suspicious, seen as they are always held during the month of April.
Over in France, Front National candidate Marine Le Pen is tipped to make it through the first round of the election, but every poll is predicting the same outcome for the second round on May 7th – that she will be defeated heavily by either Francois Fillon or Emmanuel Macron.
Whether the election has been deliberately timed to coincide with the meetings will soon become more obvious, especially if Marine Le Pen were to take a shock first round victory of over 50%, negating the need for a second round contest. The possibility of this happening has not been contemplated by any mainstream outlet.
I originally predicted back in December that Marine Le Pen would likely be installed as the next French president. I stand by that prediction today, whether it happens in the first or second round.
Last October I predicted through this blog that Donald Trump would become US President. The trend of leading financial institutions gathering together during elections began with the Brexit referendum in June, which went on to repeat itself for the US election five months later.
We will find out soon enough if the trend of nationalist victories at the polls continues to correspond with the movements of globalists.