If elected president, France’s Marine Le Pen proposes a referendum on immigration.

Marine Le Pen, France’s far-right leader, said on Monday that if she is elected president in 2022, she will call a referendum proposing stricter immigration controls.

On France 2 television, Le Pen stated that the referendum would propose strict criteria for entering French territory and obtaining French nationality, as well as giving French citizens priority access to social housing, jobs, and social security benefits.

“The referendum will propose a complete draft bill that will aim to drastically regulate immigration,” said Le Pen, who will be the candidate of the Rassemblement National party in the vote for president in April.

Referendums are allowed under the French constitution but are rarely used. The last major referendum was in 2005, when French people voted against France ratifying a European Constitution.

In 2017, Le Pen made it to the second round of the presidential election, but was defeated by centrist Emmanuel Macron, who won more than 66% of the vote.

Macron has not yet said whether he will stand for re-election, but opinion polls show him and Le Pen as the likely two candidates to make it through to the second round, with Macron seen as the eventual winner.

Le Pen’s chances of making it to the runoff could be jeopardised by a possible presidential run of right-wing talk-show star Eric Zemmour, who could split the far-right vote and allow a centre-right challenger to face Macron. read more

“I’m not worried. I am convinced the French people will place us against Emmanuel Macron because we defend very different models of society. He stands for unregulated globalisation, I defend the nation, which remains the best structure to defend our identity, security, freedom and prosperity,” she said.

 237 Interactions

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *