"We ended this long and turbulent campaign with a feeling that our job was well done. We have succeeded because nearly 11 million people voted for Le Pen. She didn’t win because there is always only one winner," Saint-Just told Sputnik France.
He noted that Le Pen’s campaign was a success because "99.99 percent of the media coverage was in support of Emmanuel Macron."
The suggestion was echoed by Gaëtan Dussausaye, who is in charge of the youth wing of the National Front.
"I’m very proud because in the run-off we made significant progress. A historic number or patriots supported us. Le Pen proved that she can win new supporters, even more than she had in the first round," Dussausaye said.
"This unprecedented election showed that the political forces are currently being rebalanced, especially between the left and the right. The division between these two forces is already in history, while the rift between patriots and globalists is widening," Dussausaye said.
Another reason behind the historic result of the National Front is that the movement was supported by former presidential candidate "France Arise" (Debout la France) party leader Nicolas Dupont-Aignan. This move has put an end to the long-standing marginalization of the National Front.
"Rapprochement with Dupont-Aignan was one of the most important events of the campaign. He’s a disciple of Gaullism and the fact that he endorsed the National Front is very important, because for decades our party could not work with Gaullists due to a number of reasons. But now it’s over," Saint-Just pointed out.
Commenting on the legislative election scheduled for June 11, Dussausaye expressed hope that the National Front will repeat its successful performance.
"We hope that it’s just the beginning and that we would attract more patriot lawmakers to the National Assembly, as an opposition to Macron and his supporters," he said.
Commenting on the possibility of an alliance with the Republicans party, he noted that the National Front is ready to "give a hand to all real patriots" but there are serious differences between the two organizations.
"Now it is clear that an alliance is impossible with a party where there are such politicians like Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet and Bruno Le Maire. They will do anything to join Macron’s cabinet," he concluded.
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