French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has declared that after Brexit and Donald Trump, her victory in French elections is the next step in the political wave sweeping the globe, The Independent reported on Sunday.
The leader of the French National Front said Trump’s shock victory in the United States has shown the impossible could be possible.
It comes after the leader’s niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, also a prominent figure in the party, said she was prepared to work with Trump’s campaign chief after he labelled her a “rising star”.
National Front leader Marine Le Pen has led a number of polls ahead of next spring’s French presidential election.
While many believe she will reach the second round of voting, collective wisdom states she will be beaten in the final round by a candidate from one of the mainstream parties, as her father was in 2002.
But speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr, Le Pen was asked what would come next after Brexit and Trump’s win. She said: “Marine Le Pen being elected French President.”
Going into more depth, she said: “He made possible what had previously been presented as impossible.”
Le Pen predicted her election as French president next year will be the third act of a “global revolution”
which has seen Brexit and Donald Trump’s seizure of the White House shake the world.
She added her victory would “establish the real choices of civilisation”.
She said: "Do we want a multicultural society following the model of the English-speaking world, where fundamental Islam is progressing, where we see major religious claims, or do we want an independent nation with people able to control their own destiny, or do we accept to be a region managed by the technocrats of the European Union?"