Marine Le Pen candidate in the Pas-de-Calais

Marine Le Pen, announced on Thursday night on TF1 his candidacy for the parliamentary elections in the 11th constituency of Pas-de-Calais. The legislative elections held on 11 and 18 June.

After his defeat in the second round of the presidential election in the face of Emmanuel Macron (66,1%-33,9%), the daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, who currently sits in the european Parliament, wondered about the appropriate way to embody the title of “leader of the opposition” that it claims in France.

“I never imagined not being at the head of my troops in a battle that I consider fundamental,” she said. “I did not particularly hesitate”. His chances of victory are real in the stronghold of Hénin-Beaumont, a town where Steeve Briois, vice-president of the FN, is the mayor.

During the parliamentary elections of 2007, it had been the only candidate to qualify the FN in the second round with 41,65% of the vote in the 14th constituency of Pas-de-Calais. In 2012, she had been beaten with less than 200 votes difference in the 11th constituency in the face of the socialist Philippe Kemel.

In the second round of the presidential election in 2017, Marine Le Pen has collected 58,17% of the vote in that same constituency. (tty/nxp)

Created: 18.05.2017, 21h11

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