French far-right leader Marine Le Pen (Marine Le Pen) confirmed on Thursday that she is leaving the leader of the National Gathering Party. The party is expected to take office after the summer because she will participate in the 2022 presidential election and hopes to become the leader. Candidate of the party. All French people.
“In the next Congress-no, because it is a Congress that will be confirmed as a candidate for the presidential election, so first I was elected, but then-yes…”, she said in an interview with L’Incorrect Magazine: , To answer the question whether she can confirm that she will withdraw from the party’s leadership.
She said: “Because the possibility of winning (elections) has never been more important than it is now, I must be a candidate for everyone who wants to lead the national struggle.”
She is likely to be replaced by another party member, Jordan Valdera, who said Le Pen “may leave after the summer.”
The party congress will be held in early July. Then, her candidacy for president should be confirmed.
Le Pen froze her party chairmanship during the two rounds of the 2017 presidential election.