French President Francois Hollande rejected the National front leader marine Le Pen in the referendum on the country’s withdrawal from the EU followed by the UK, according to Le Monde.
On Saturday, the President took in the Elysee Palace, the leaders of French political parties, including the head of the party “the Republicans” Nicolas Sarkozy, leader of the Union for French democracy, Francois Bayrou and the Chairman of the “Left party” Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
During the meeting, Le Pen made a proposal to carry out in France a referendum, it was rejected. “Unfortunately, the President gave a negative answer. We believe that this is outrageous, and that it is impossible to perceive the French people as the fifth wheel of the cart,” said the leader of the National front after a meeting with the head of state (quoted by TASS).
“The President believes that nothing should change”, — later wrote Le Pen on his Twitter page.
Yesterday, it welcomed the results of the referendum in the UK. “The victory of freedom! As I have urged for many years — we have to hold a referendum in France and the EU,” wrote Le Pen.
June 23 in the UK held a referendum in which the question was raised about the fate of the country in the European Union. The majority of participants in the plebiscite called for the exit of the block.