Asked by a BFMTV presenter if she would consider stepping aside, Le Pen replied, “No, because I am not fighting for myself.”

 

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The leader of the far-right National Front (FN) party said this was not a career choice. “I am not telling myself that if I fail I’ll stop. I am fighting for the country, for the people,” Le Pen stressed.

 

French voters will go to the polls to elect a successor to Francois Hollande in April. Marine Le Pen is projected to make it into the runoff in May together with center-right frontrunner Francois Fillon from The Republicans party.