Marine Le Pen calls for “exit” referendums across the EU

BELGRADE – French far-right leader Marine Le Pen called Tuesday on all EU members to follow Britain’s example in holding a referendum on remaining in the bloc, EurActiv.com reports.

“What I’m asking for is a referendum in France. Every EU member should be able to have its say in a referendum,” National Front leader Le Pen, a fierce critic of the EU, told France’s TF1 television.

Le Pen, who is a candidate for President in the 7 May 2016 elections, repeated that if she was to become the head of state, she would call a referendum during the first six months of her mandate.

The right-wing politician said that France had “a thousand more reasons” to leave the EU than the UK, because France is member of the euro and of Schengen.

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