"We do not have a [parliamentary] group today, that does not mean we will not have it tomorrow. In any case we will work in order to find the people in the National Assembly who share the same policy guidelines as ours and who could form a group with us… I do not lose sight of the objective to create a group in the National Assembly during the next months, which will be a group where we will agree on two, tree subjects of principal, keeping at the same time our independence and peculiarities," Le Pen said during a press conference in France's northern Henin-Beaumont commune.
Under French legislation, a minimum of 15 parliamentarians is required to from a parliamentary group, an instrument of exerting influence on the lawmaking process.
The right-wing forces, including The Republicans and The Union of Democrats and Independents, received a total of 137 seats, losing almost a half of their parliamentarians from the 2012-2017 parliament. The left-wing parties saw a defeat with the former ruling Socialist Party getting 29 seats. Jean-Luc Melenchon’s Unsubmissive France party and the Communist Party garnered 27 seats in the parliament.
Le Pen won in her district in the northern Pas-de-Calais department and will sit in parliament for the first time in her political career.