France’s Le Pen still hopes to win re-election against Macron

French politician Marine Le Pen returned to the electoral playing field on Sunday, announcing herself as a candidate in the parliamentary elections in June after weeks of losing the presidential election to Emmanuel Macron last month.

“I hope that we will have a strong presence in parliament to lead, once again, the fight against the social policies that Emmanuel Macron wants to put in place,” Le Pen said as Reuters reported. She also added that she would run for re-election in her northern constituency of Pas-de-Calais.

Le Pen announced that on a visit to the town of Henin-Beaumont marking Victory Day, during the anniversary of the Allies’ victory in 1945 over Nazi Germany in World War II.

She defeated by Macron in the April 24 runoff election.

Le Pen’s party, which called the National Rally (RN), currently has seven seats in the National Assembly, or lower house of parliament. Macron, sworn in for a second term on Saturday, will preside over Sunday’s main Victory Day event at the Place de L’Etoile in Paris.

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