French right-wing politician and former presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said Wednesday that she regretted the decision of her niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, to withdraw from politics, but understood it on a personal level.

On Tuesday, French media reported that Marion Marechal-Le Pen would not be participating in the upcoming legislative election and would quit politics, apparently, to spend more time with her daughter.

“As a political leader, I deeply regret the decision of Marion, but unfortunately, as a mother, I understand her,” Le Pen wrote on her Twitter.

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