Le Pen declares ‘France will be led by a woman – either me or Mrs Merkel’

Daily Mail
May 4, 2017

Marine Le Pen and French presidential rival Emmanuel Macron clashed over terrorism, the economy and Europe last night during a bad tempered television debate.

Far right leader Le Pen insisted ‘France will be led by a woman, either me or Mrs Merkel’ while centrist Macron hit back by labelling the National Front candidate ‘a parasite’ living off people’s anger.

The duel ahead of Sunday’s election was billed as a confrontation between Macron’s call for openness and pro-market reforms and Le Pen’s France-first nationalism.

The tone was set in the opening minutes, with Le Pen branding the former economy minister and investment banker ‘the candidate of the elite’ and the ‘darling of the system’.

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This article was posted: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:32 am

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