Marine Le Pen announced Wednesday that she will be president of the parliamentary group of the National Rally, if the party manages to elect at least 15 deputies in the legislative elections, during a trip to Saint-Dizier (Haute-Marne).

“Yes, I will be president of the group, of course,” said Ms. Le Pen during a press conference, after a brief walkabout in the middle of a hundred of her supporters who had come to welcome her.

To applause, the far-right candidate took a few selfies with supporters of this city where she obtained 54% of the vote in the second round of the presidential election.

Coming to support the two RN candidates in the department, Laurence Robert-Dehault and Christophe Bentz, she strongly criticized her opponents, first Emmanuel Macron and the new Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne, “the same as him”, whose policy “is based on a cold, administrative, brutal vision”, according to Ms. Le Pen.

“Ms. Borne is Mr. Macron bis,” she said this morning on France Inter: he “chosen her precisely to carry out this social brutality (…) against which we are going to fight with the utmost energy. “

In Saint-Dizier, she also crushed the New Popular Ecological and Social Union (Nupes) and Jean-Luc Mélenchon, believing that he had “zero chance of being Prime Minister”, and accusing him of “shameless lie for can – to be hiding the fact that he is leaving politics (…) and that he does not want to say it during the legislative elections, so he makes believe in this fable of the Prime Minister”.

Marine Le Pen then returned to the case of controversial journalist Taha Bouhafs, first invested by LFI in the 14th district of the Rhône before being dismissed after accusations of sexual violence. Ms Le Pen accused Nupes of “lying”: “So this is a movement that made people believe that a candidate was withdrawing because he was being persecuted by the right and by the extreme right, when in reality he was stepping aside, and he knew it, because he was facing very serious sexual assault charges.”

05/18/2022 17:20:58 – Saint-Dizier (France) (AFP) – © 2022 AFP