"The Front National has taken so many votes. Only a few years ago, it was not even conceivable that Marine Le Pen took the presidential elections nearly 34%. I hope that this upward trend will continue although among their electorate there is so much disappointment. Certainly, the road to the creation of a real Europe of People and Nations is now a bit more uphill," Ferarri said.
France is set to hold legislative elections on June 11 and June 18, choosing 577 members of the National Assembly, a lower house of the French Parliament. The rise of support among the voters might increase FN number of seats in the National Assembly from the current two seats.
While the FN party has a few seats in the national parliament, its positions in the EU Parliament are rather strong. The party came first among French political forces at 2014 European Parliament elections, securing 23 seats.
The FN party and Lega Nord party are members of the Movement for a Europe of Nations and Freedom (MENF), an alliance of European right-wing political parties founded in 2014, and Europe of Nations and Freedom, MENF's political group in the European Parliament.