Front National will scrap a campaign pledge to take France out of the eurozone
Nicolas Bay, FN's secretary general, confirmed those policies would not be at the heart of its parliamentary election campaign.
Many party members said Ms Le Pen’s commitment to leaving the eurozone – which is backed by no more than a quarter of French voters – cost her the presidency.
Nicolas Bay confirmed it would not be at the heart of its parliamentary election campaign
Mr Bay said: “Pulling France out of the euro is no longer at the heart of our manifesto. It’s still an option, but it’s no longer a priority. We will be focusing on policies designed to help give France its freedom back.”
Not all Le Pen supporters, however, think that Front National should be playing down its anti-Brussels message.
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Florian Philippot, the party’s vice president and one of Ms Le Pen’s closest advisers, was slammed by members of his own camp last week after he threatened to resign if the party abandoned its euro strategy.
Pulling France out of the euro is no longer at the heart of our manifesto
He said: “I am not here to hang on to a job at all cost and to defend the opposite of my deepest convictions. I will always fight for the independence of my country.”
When asked to comment on Mr Philippot’s claims, Mr Bay remained tight-lipped, and said that “debate” was “always preferable to blackmail”.
Marine Le Pen's defeat against Emmanuel Macron forced the party to rethink its anti-Europe stance
The far-right official added that Mr Macron’s centrist political movement, La République en marche (The Republic on the move), would probably win a majority in parliament in next month’s crucial parliamentary elections.
He said: “Mr Macron’s party will probably win a parliamentary majority. And those who are trying to make voters believe that it will not, and who are saying that Mr Macron will be forced into a power-sharing cohabitation, are duping voters.
"It is because he will most probably win a majority of seats that the opposition needs to pick its parliamentary candidates with the utmost care.”
Many party members said Ms Le Pen's commitment to leave the eurozone cost her the presidency
Mr Bay also commented on Marion Maréchal-Le Pen’s sudden departure from the political scene.
Ms Maréchal-Le Pen, Ms Le Pen’s conservative niece, quit politics earlier this month to focus on her family, but said that she was not bowing out of politics for good.
Mr Bay said: “Marion is an extremely talented MP and she will be greatly missed.”
Ms Maréchal-Le Pen, 27, was one of the only two far-right MPs in the National Assembly.