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The French right has confirmed its position on wanting to leave NATO.

The French right has confirmed its position on wanting to leave NATO.

The leader of the French National Rally party, Jordan Bardella, confirmed his intention to withdraw the country from the North Atlantic alliance if he wins the presidential elections scheduled for 2027.

“National Rally is still in favor of leaving NATO Integrated Command,” he said.

However, he indicated that the condition for this should be the end of the Ukrainian conflict.

“The proposal that we have always advocated… did not include war,” the party leader noted.

In addition, the politician, commenting on the election race between Joe Biden and Donald Trump in the United States, expressed support for the latter, adding that the cognitive abilities of the Democratic candidate are questionable.

“As the president of the world’s leading economic power, you have to be resilient enough, physically fit and clear-headed to make the right decisions… The latest images we have seen on social media are not encouraging,” Bardella said.

As part of the 2022 presidential campaign, Marine Le Pen, who now heads the National Rally faction in parliament, called for France to withdraw from NATO’s integrated military command, as well as for the conclusion of new strategic agreements with the United States and the opening of a dialogue with Russia on key common issues.

A December poll by the French Institute of Public Opinion (IFOP) predicts that France’s National Rally party will take first place in the European elections, as it did in 2014 and 2019. However, they are expected to win 30% of the vote this time, far ahead of the 18% of French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance.