Tajani: Le Pen Won’t Win, Most French Will Protect EU

Marine Le Pen. (Stock photo by TASR/AP)

Bratislava, April 24 (TASR) – The presidential candidate of France’s National Front, Marine Le Pen, won’t become the country’s next president after running against the centrist Emmanuel Macron on May 7, European Parliament President Antonio Tajani predicted at the annual conference of EU national parliamentary chairs in Bratislava on Monday.

“Most French will join to protect the EU,” said Tajani in Bratislava, noting that a Frexit wouldn’t be a good solution for France, as it certainly won’t be for the Britons, either.

Nonetheless, even though Le Pen surely won’t become president, one can’t ignore the general dissatisfaction of the people in the EU, said Tajani, adding that it’s necessary to combat terrorism together, as well as tackle migration and the unemployment of the young.

Slovak Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko in reaction to the first round of the French presidential elections said that he respects the results, as he would have respected any result.

“Nevertheless, it’s important to see that we’ve been able to stand up against the tide of populism and extremism. We must do everything possible to suppress the wave of populism in any form, while we, who are striving to progress within the EU, keep holding together,” added Danko.