Marine Le Pen is no longer an enemy of the euro, according to reports
The far-right leader who used to blast the euro as the enemy of French people has reportedly changed her tone to endorse it.
Le Pen’s change in stance follows the release of a CSA poll which showed 66 per cent of the French want to remain in the European Union.
But officials from her Front National party told Politico that they “do not acknowledge a position change”.
Julie Maillot, an analyst at the Institute CSA polling agency said: “After the elections in the Netherlands and Austria, we see that Euroscepticism has more or less maxed out and is now stagnating or declining.
“In France, Brexit has made people worried about leaving… We are observing an increase in attachment to the European Union.”
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Only last week, Le Pen insisted the European Union will crumble if France leaves the Eurozone because it is the cement of the bloc.
Speaking to LBC host Nigel Farage, the Front National leader said the euro is the cement of Brussels and if France abandoned the currency, it would fall apart at the seams.
She added: “If France comes back to its national currency, then the Euro no longer exists and that is a good thing.”
The euro gained across the board on Tuesday as the first televised debate of the French election saw right-wing Marine Le Pen clash with rival Emmanuel Macron.
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Polls conducted after Le Pen's last debate declared Macron as the winner
As markets opened the euro climbed 0.5 per cent against the US dollar, with the EUR/USD pairing briefly pushing above $1.080.
Two snap polls conducted after the televised debate deemed centrist Macron the winner, with the candidate’s answers to questions about immigration, national security and the French economy helping him edge above National Front leader Marine Le Pen.