Marine Le Pen, the presidential candidate for the far-right National Rally Party in France, has postponed her campaign “until the necessary sponsorship is received”, her party announced on Tuesday. Marine Le Pen, who was a finalist in the 2017 presidential election against Emmanuel Macron, is concerned about not collecting the 500 signatures of elected officials required to validate her candidacy in the French system.
Having finished second in the first round of the April election, behind incumbent President Emmanuel Macron – who has not announced his candidacy at this stage – Ms Le Pen has so far received only 366 sponsorships, by the deadline. ten days ago. Submission of signature
On Sunday, the other far-right candidate, Eric Zeymore, who is hot on the heels of Marine Le Pen in voting intentions according to pollsters, assured that it was “very likely” that he would not receive the 500 sponsorship. .
Other candidates are mobilized to try to collect the number of signatures of their chosen one, such as the candidate of the radical leftist Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the only candidate of the divided and weaker left to pass the bar of 10% voting intentions.
The Constitutional Council has set a deadline of Friday March 4, at 6:00 pm, to present its 500 signatures and formally declare itself as a candidate.
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