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Early parliamentary elections in France. Marine Le Pen's sister will run for office

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Marie-Caroline Le Pen, the older sister of Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French far right, announced on Sunday that she intends to run in the June parliamentary elections. The 64-year-old plans to run in one of the districts in the Sarthe department in northwestern France.

Marie-Caroline Le Pen, like her younger sister, is active in politics. Their father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, was the one who initially prepared her to take over his legacy.

In the colors of his party, the National Front, Marie-Caroline ran for parliament several times. In the late 1990s, she came into conflict with her father and only in 2016 did she return to the National Front, which two years later changed its name to the National Union (RN).

Marie-Caroline Le PenEscoffier Florian/ABACA / Abaca Press / Forum

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On behalf of this party, Marie-Caroline Le Pen took part in elections. She did not get into parliament, but actively supported her sister's political campaigns. He currently serves on the regional government in the capital region of Ile-de-France.

Early elections after the defeat of the Rebirth

President France Emmanuel Macron called early parliamentary elections after the announcement of the results in the European Parliament elections, in which the far-right National Rally (RN) won 31.3 percent and the president's Rebirth party about 14.6 percent. The head of state dissolved the National Assembly (lower house of parliament) and scheduled the first round of elections for June 30 and the second for July 7.

Emmanuel Macron dissolved the French parliamentPAP/EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

On Friday, the head of the Supervisory Board, Jordan Bardella, announced that his party would field joint candidates with the right-wing party Republicans in 70 electoral districts. Bardella described the agreement with Republican leader Eric Ciotti as “historic” and added that he wanted to obtain the strongest possible majority in the elections. However, Ciotti's agreement with the Supervisory Board was rejected by the Republicans' political office and he was excluded from the party, but Ciotti does not recognize this decision. Speaking about the “agreement with the Republicans,” Bardella said it concerns several points: “defending purchasing power, restoring order and security, and radically limiting migration flows.”

Main photo source: Escoffier Florian/ABACA / Abaca Press / Forum

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