Marine Le Pen, the French presidential candidate for the "National Rally" party (far right), announced on Saturday, that France will leave NATO if she wins the elections.
Le Pen said during a meeting with her constituents in the northern city of Reims: "We must defend our interests freely and get out of the logic of military alliances ... Therefore, we will get out of the unified NATO command, so as not to allow us to be dragged again into useless conflicts."
Several politicians have announced their intention to participate in the French presidential elections next April, including the leader of the "National Rally" party, Marine Le Pen, and Valerie Pecres, the candidate for the "Republicans" party (centre right), Eric Zemmour, leader of the far-right "recovery" movement, and Jean Luc Melenchon, leader of the French Proud France party (far left), and others.
Meantime, President Emmanuel Macron has not announced his intention to participate in the presidential race.