French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said it was possible that far-right opposition leader Marine le Pen could win France’s presidential election in 2022 and he hoped President Emmanuel Macron would seek a second mandate and help prevent this from happening.
“The election of Marine Le Pen , we all know that is a possibility. It is a political possibility and it must be opposed…I hope that Emmanuel Macron runs and is re-elected,”Le Maire told BFM television.
Le Pen, leader of the far-right National Rally party, lost to Macron in the 2017 election.
Opinion polls indicate she will be Macron’s main challenger in the election next year.
Main Photo: French far-right political party Rassemblement National (RN) leader Marine Le Pen . EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON