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French far right declares itself ready to govern

Multiple presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said today that National Rally (RN), a party identified with the far right, is ready to govern France if it wins an absolute majority in the National Assembly.

The 55-year-old politician, who was defeated in the 2017 and 2022 presidential ballots by Emmanuel Macron, gave France Inter a preview of some points of the eventual management of the winning force in Sunday’s first round of the legislative elections, which will be held for the second time in just five days.

Our government will be complete and competent, with people from RN, others who have supported us and from civil society, said the deputy of the dissolved Assembly, who said she has no aspirations to hold office, only to lead the organisation’s parliamentary group in the lower house, the same responsibility she used to hold. The heir party to the far-right National Front, founded by her father Jean-Marie Le Pen, has already nominated Jordan Bardella, its current president and head of the list in the European elections dominated by this force on 9 June, for the post of prime minister.

After winning the opening round of the legislative elections on Sunday with 33 per cent of the vote, the RN is hoping to win an absolute majority in the National Assembly, at least 289 of its 577 seats, which would force Macron to appoint Bardella as prime minister, in a political cohabitation that would be very uncomfortable for the ruling party.

The leftist bloc New Popular Front, the ruling coalition Together, second and third in the polls two days ago, respectively, and various sectors of society have called to prevent the far right from coming to power.

According to Le Pen, RN would only come to power if it can govern with its programme, which one part of France accuses of being racist, anti-immigrant and anti-European, but another sees in it the remedy for such ills as the loss of purchasing power in the face of inflation and insecurity.

She also accused Macron of plotting an «administrative coup d’état», with the aim of hindering the eventual cohabitation with Bardella.

In this regard, she claimed to have information that the president intends to make appointments tomorrow to posts such as the head of the National Police and the Gendarmerie.

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