Skip to Content

Marine Le Pen. Wikipedia

Le Pen says Macron ‘will have to leave’ if his list is beaten by RN

The President of the French Republic has promised to put "all his energy" into preventing the victory of the National Rally.

Published: May 10, 2019, 8:31 am

    The RN and LREM are fighting a tough battle for the European elections, and their two leaders have been firing salvos at each other through media outlets. On Thursday, May 9, Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron went to battle, sharply criticizing the policies of the other, reported Le Figaro.

    “It has become a referendum for or against Emmanuel Macron, this European election. I accept that, but in these conditions, he must act like General De Gaulle: if he loses this election, then he will have to leave”.

    For Marine Le Pen, the deal is clear. This EP vote is like a vote of confidence for a President of the Republic, its “party leader and at the same time campaign manager”.

    According to Le Pen, Macron must leave if his lists loses to the RN. “We must be consistent, if he puts all his weight in the balance as President of the Republic, if he turns this election into a referendum, then he must have the honor and dignity to do as General de Gaulle did, to leave if he loses this referendum,” insisted the president of the RN.

    Her remarks came in response to the proposals made by Emmanuel Macron, a few hours earlier, at a press conference given at the end of a European summit in Romania. “I think there is no mystery,” he said. “The list of the National Rally is a list of the deconstruction of Europe. I am a French and European patriot, they are nationalists. It’s different.”

    The head of state blasted Le Pen’s “project of disunity”. Macron denounced the sovereignists: “We need everything except to have National Rally in mind,” he said, promising to put “all [his] energy into it so that the RN is not in the lead”.

    The grandson of Charles de Gaulle has meanwhile publicly criticized Le Pen. He denounced the use of the name of his grandfather for the cause of the National Rally.

    Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, an ally of Marine Le Pen and former presidential candidate has also claimed Gaullism and has often quoted General de Gaulle in his recent speeches.

    The grandson of the general is usually very discreet on French political life, but during the Parisian ceremonies on May 8, Yves de Gaulle assured the President of the Republic of his support.

    While Emmanuel Macron celebrated the armistice of May 8, 1945 on the Champs-Elysées, he spoke for a few moments with Yves de Gaulle the grandson of the general, who thanked him for his contribution “to make the Republic better”. The images were broadcast live by BFMTV .

    In the shadow of the statue of the first president of the Fifth Republic and after having laid a wreath of flowers, the two men exchanged a few words: “My father [Philippe de Gaulle, now 97 years old, ed] is well, ” Yves de Gaulle told the head of state.

    “And the Republic is fine … thanks to you,” he immediately added before going on: “It’s not easy, I’m well aware”. But Emmanuel Macron vainly dismissed the compliment: “Yes, yes, but that’s not what stops me, there are some who have faced much worse. We were a little different, the times were different too but we try to take inspiration from good things.”

    The President of the Republic then headed to Place de l’Etoile, where he was expected by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, the Minister of Armies Florence Parly and his Secretary of State Geneviève Darrieussecq as well as by the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces and the Military Governor of Paris.

    Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande were also present. Emmanuel Macron then laid a new wreath in front of the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and rekindled his flame.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.


    RTL journo denounces anti-white racism in France’s largest student union

    ParisRTL columnist Alba Ventura has rebelled against the leftist bias of the French student union, UNEF, which operates more and more like "a sect" according to her.

    Over 50 schools affected: German educators can not be AfD members

    HamburgEducational experts from 54 Hamburg schools must contractually state that they are not members of the AfD. This is clear from contract documents leaked to the party through its online portal "Neutrale Schulen Hamburg", the AFD group said.

    The amazing surge of the Brexit Party

    LondonIn the dispute over the new Brexit Plan of Prime Minister Theresa May, the Conservative Party has plunged in one of the last polls before the European elections. Only seven percent of voters would vote for the Tories, according to a survey.

    French candidates for European elections focus only on immigration

    Marine Le Pen invited the Yellow Vests to vote for the list led by the National Rally candidate Jordan Bardella to stop rising Islamism, while Nicolas Dupont-Aignan called for birth control in Africa.

    Some 40 000 Yellow Vests march for Act XXVII

    On Saturday, May 18, Yellow Vest protesters were once again mobilized in Reims, Lyon, and Paris.

    Twelve European patriotic parties represented in Milan

    MilanRepresentatives of twelve patriotic parties of the Old Continent will gather on Saturday, May 18 in Italy, just days ahead of the European elections.

    Teacher suspended after suggesting that Salvini kills migrants

    PalermoAn Italian teacher was suspended after her students were encouraged to denounce Interior Minister and League party leader Matteo Salvini as a murderous fascist dictator. She had instigated her young students "to say that Salvini is like Hitler because he exterminates the migrants" a League member explained.

    ‘French prisons are overcrowded jihadist incubators’

    To combat prison overcrowding, the French government plans to create some 7 000 additional places by 2022. The rise in inmates has coincided with a surge in immigration.

    EU: A playground for interference

    Brussels' functionary elites are nervous about “Russian meddling” in the upcoming EU elections. In the meantime they keep all gates open for US and Israeli interference in European politics.

    German Youtuber assaulted after AfD’s First Free Media Conference

    BerlinThe extremely successful First Free Media Conference in the German Bundestag was hosted and attended by many courageous politicians of the AfD party and hundreds of free media workers including Oliver Flesch.

    Go to archive