Marine Le Pen has again promised to recognize the Russian Crimea in the event of her being elected President of France
The leader of the French party “national front” marine Le Pen reiterated that in case of a victory on presidential election in France, it officially recognize Crimea as part of Russia.
“Given the historic realities as well as a choice that was clearly expressed in the referendum of accession I in the event of his election, recognize Crimea as Russian territory,” – said Le Pen , RIA “Novosti”.
“European sanctions, blockade, or even the refusal to supply Mistral to Russia is not only against the interests of France, but also violates our centuries-old tradition of power, which are not equal to others,” – said the leader of “National front”. She stressed that relations between Russia and France are important in a multipolar world and necessary for the resolution of international crises.
Marine Le Pen in February announced its intention to participate in the election of the President of France. In may, Le Pen openly supports the policy of Russian President Vladimir Putin, also said in an interview with Russia Today that they are ready to recognize the legitimate Crimea by the Russian territory in case of his election to the presidency.
The party of Le Pen announced that he would again turn to Russia for funding. The first loan in the amount of nine million euros, the organization received in 2014 from the “First Czech-Russian Bank, which is considered close to the Kremlin.
According to experts at the beginning of September, Le Pen has a chance to qualify to the second round of elections. As the press has noted, “national front” reinforces the results from election to election over the last few years against the background of nationalist sentiment and immigration crisis. The growing popularity of the party is clearly shown by the regional elections held in December 2015. Then national front won a landslide victory in the first round leaders, and the total number voted for the party of Le Pen has exceeded 30%. However, the “National front” could not hold that lead.
In early September, Le Pen has made another loud statement, has promised in case of his election to hold the country’s referendum on EU membership.
The leader of “National front” in 2012, has already participated in the presidential election with 18% of the vote and took third place for the current French leader Francois Hollande and former President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Marine Le Pen, daughter of nationalist Jean-Marie Le pen, who founded the front national in 1972 and was its Chairman until 2011. Then the party headed by marine Le Pen and her father became honorary Chairman.
We will remind, about his intention to stand as candidates in elections have declared already about 50 politicians, including former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who held the position from 2007 to 2012.
In the primary elections of 20 and 27 November will be the chosen candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. The main rival of Sarkozy will become the mayor of Bordeaux Alain juppé. According to surveys, Juppe may circumvent the former President, in relation to which the ongoing investigation on violations in financing the election campaign of 2012. The first round of the presidential elections will be held on 23 April 2017.
The current President Francois Hollande also did not rule out participation in the campaign, but said he will not nominate unless sure of victory.