France’s Le Pen: If I’m elected, we’ll hold vote on leaving EU


A French right-wing leader is promising a nationwide referendum on whether the country should leave or remain in the European Union if she gets elected. 

{mosads}Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s anti-immigration National Front, on Saturday said she would hold an EU referendum if elected president next spring, according to The Associated Press.

Le Pen also denounced “mass immigration” and called Islamism “the new totalitarianism of the 21st century.”

The United Kingdom held a similar referendum this summer, with the majority of voters voting to leave the EU. The country has not yet begun the process of the so-called Brexit.

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