Marine Le Pen as President would Spell ‘Total Collapse’ of EU And Euro, US Ambassador Says
- Marine Le Pen as President would Spell ‘Total Collapse’ of EU And Euro, US Ambassador Says
by ROMINA MCGUINNESS, http://www.express.co.uk/
FRANCE’S ambassador to the United States said if Marine Le Pen became the French president it would spell the end of the European Union and the collapse of the euro.
Gérard Araud claimed it would be a “total disaster” if Marine Le Pen became France’s president. Mr Araud said that the leader of Front National would trigger a “political earthquake” if her much-trumpeted bid to pull France out of the EU via a ‘Frexit’ referendum was approved by voters.
In a candid interview with the Washington Post, he said: “In diplomatic terms, I would say it would be a total disaster… It means the collapse of the EU, because the EU, without France, doesn’t make any sense.”
The government official added the far-right chief would plunge the entire world into financial chaos if Mrs Le Pen severed ties between France and the soon-to-be 27-member bloc.
He added: “It (Frexit) means the collapse of the euro and a financial crisis, which will have consequences throughout the world.”
Earlier this week, Thierry Dana, France’s envoy in Japan, also warned against voting for Mrs Le Pen in the upcoming presidential election – which will be staged in April and May – in an comment piece published by the French centre-left daily Le Monde on Tuesday. Mr Dana pledged “not to serve” under the hard-right candidate if she is voted into power in the spring.
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