Serhat TUNAR -TDO- French politician Marine Le Pen has announced she will run in the presidential election in 2022. The far-right politician, who led the National Unity Party, formerly called The Front National, said she would be a candidate to unite the French people.
Le Pen's candidacy is likely to be confirmed at the party congress in 2021. However, Le Pen needs to get past Jordan Bardella, whose star has recently been cited as the rising name within the party.
In France, where anti-government demonstrations and strikes have been going on for months, President Emmanuel Macron is known to be going through a difficult period.
Marine Le Pen said she had announced her candidacy early to give a message of hope to the people of France. Le Pen qualified for the second round of her election in 2017 but lost against President Emmanuel Macron. Marine Le Pen, known for her anti-immigration credentials, was able to win 34 percent of the vote in the election.