Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy, who is leader of the conservative People’s Party, has launched an attack on the leader of the far-right French party.

 

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A victory for Marine Le Pen in the French presidential elections this spring as well as the nationalist Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) in September elections in Germany would lead “simply to the destruction of Europe”, Rajoy told the Spanish radio station Onda Cero.

 

“I don’t even want to think about it, that would be a disaster, it would simply mean the destruction of Europe. [Le Pen] wants [France] to leave Europe, as if Europe were the source of all misfortunes. I would like it if she visited the rest of the world”, he added.