PARIS (Reuters) – French far-right presidential candidate Marin Le Pen rebuffed on Thursday criticism by her rival Emmanuel Macron accusing her of retaining her “authoritarian” and extremist views, regardless of displaying a softer picture within the present marketing campaign.
“This (criticism) makes me smile as a result of we have now by no means had a president who confirmed extra indicators of extremism than Emmanuel Macron,” Le Pen advised broadcaster France 2, citing police motion in opposition to political demonstrations, such because the yellow vest motion.
In the interview, Le Pen reiterated remarks that, if elected president, she although it conceivable to carry a public referendum on reintroduction of the loss of life penalty. Le Pen had beforehand stated that personally she would vote in opposition to such a step.
(Reporting by Tassilo Hummel; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)