| 23 February 2024, Friday |

France’s Marine Le Pen to defend her seat in June legislative elections

Marine Le Pen, the French far-right leader who was defeated by President Emmanuel Macron in presidential elections on Sunday, will run for re-election in parliamentary elections in June, according to a party official.

On CNEWS television, National Rally (RN) deputy president Louis Aliot said that Le Pen would run in the June 12 and 19 election.


“She will at any rate be a candidate in the parliamentary elections,” Aliot said, adding that Le Pen today incarnates the main opposition to Macron.

He added that the party would aim to get at least 15 seats, which would allow the RN to form a group in parliament. In the 2017 election, Le Pen’s party won eight seats.

  • Reuters