Le Pen lies in wait as Macron's pension reforms roil France

April 01, 2023

Le Pen has condemned the change but has kept a low profile since January, seeking to project an image of sobriety compared with the government's raucous and outraged opponents on the hard-left. Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Thursday accused LFI leader Jean-Luc Melenchon "of making the election of Madame Le Pen possible". Le Pen welcomes the idea of disturbing Macron's dreams. It's a country that has been governed against its wishes," Le Pen said in the interview. "Everyone has lost (over the pensions reform), except for Marine Le Pen," concluded Stephane Zumsteeg, head of polling in France for the Ipsos group.