The FN must change its name estimates Marine Le Pen
The President of the National Marine Front Le Pen in Nanterre, near Paris, December 8, 2017
The President of the National Front Marine Le Pen said Sunday that his party had to change its name to be perceived as a “party of government”, likely to form alliances.
Activists would be mostly in favor of a name change, at this stage of the counting of the questionnaires sent as part of the “refoundation” of the party, said the front-line leader at a press conference in Alençon, eighth leg of his tour of “refoundation”.
If the final trend is to change the name, “a number of names will be suggested” at the FN Congress on March 11 and activists will vote “on these names,” she said.
“Today, if we change the National Front then we must also change the name,” defended Marine Le Pen.
“If a name contains a charge that may raise fears, or (a) an emotional charge that is too strong, and it seems that this is still the case of the National Front, then we must not hesitate to give ourselves the means of victory, “pleaded the former presidential candidate.
“If we want this movement to be heard, seen as a government party, likely to form alliances, then those who might be tempted by this alliance should say to themselves” There is a new movement that takes into account this ability, this possibility of forming alliances +, “she added.
“It is now necessary that he (the FN) finish his moult” and goes from “party of opposition, of protest” to a party of “government”.
“We can not think in terms of nostalgia,” according to the member for Pas-de-Calais. “A political party is a tool that must come to power, it is not an end in itself.”