Marine Le Pen rejects German AfD: “Clear divisions”

The latest political polls, conducted in light of the European elections due in June, show that the continent’s sovereigntists have a clear advantage. If the vote were held today, Identity and Democracy (ID), to which the Union belongs, would be the third political force in the EU Parliament. However, the alliance is in danger of losing one of its most important members, the AfD Germans. Marine Le Pen, leader of the French right and majority shareholder of Id, admitted there were “clear divisions” with Germany’s current allies. And she also talked about the possibility of going different paths. This is a possibility that could affect both the Union’s future role in Europe and Giorgia Meloni’s conservatives.

It was well known that there was hostility between the National Assembly (Le Pen’s party) and the AfD. Even a few members of the Northern League have not been able to adequately absorb the pro-austerity and anti-Italian attitudes of the German far right in recent years. Now, with the European vote less than six months away, matters may come to a head. Le Pen’s words about the scandal that has hit the AfD in recent weeks have an air of distancing. The French leader issued a clear condemnation to those who asked him about the plan to deport immigrants to North Africa, even if they have German passports, which some AfD politicians will discuss in a meeting with neo-Nazi advocates: “‘I am absolutely certain that the proposal that will be discussed or decided within the framework of this meeting “I don’t agree,” he said.

On the future of the ID, Le Pen acknowledged that there were “obvious divisions with the AfD” and warned that it was necessary to “discuss such important differences together and see whether these differences will have consequences on our ability to form alliances.” in the same group”. Without the Germans, the pro-sovereignty group would lose 20 of the 91 seats the current Id alliance could get, according to the Ecfr poll.

But beyond the numbers, Le Pen’s main concern is to break free of the security cordon that weighs on her European group. The French leader has long been trying to establish himself and his party as a right-wing but moderate political force. Le Pen’s dream is to be elected President in her own country, but this dream also includes European alliances. The model could be that of Meloni, who, together with the conservatives, could become part of the future ruling majority (internal or external) in the EU. That is why some are talking about a possible rapprochement between the two queens of the European right. A rapprochement that could make Matteo Salvini very uncomfortable.

Source: Today IT