Le Pen To Step Down As National Rally Leader To Focus on New Parliament Group

Le Pen To Step Down As National Rally Leader To Focus on New Parliament Group


French populist Marine Le Pen has announced she will be stepping down as leader of the National Rally to focus on her new parliamentary group after the RN outperformed expectations at last week’s elections, winning 89 seats.

Ms Le Pen announced that she would not be resuming her position as president of the National Rally (RN), which she initially stepped away from to run for the French presidency earlier this year, following an election performance Sunday that outperformed prior polling projections.

Le Pen, who has been the party’s leader, formerly the Front National (FN), since 2011, said she “will focus on the presidency of this very large group,” after the RN won 89 seats on Sunday in the French parliament, Courrier Picard reports.

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