In the Duma assessed the implications of the visit of Le Pen to Russia for its election campaign

Marine Le Pen

Visit of the leader of the party “national front” candidate for the French presidency, marine Le Pen in Moscow will not affect its election campaign. This opinion was expressed by the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky on Wednesday, March 29, reports TASS.

“It has its own stable electorate, which is growing steadily. I think that this electorate will not decrease from the visit to Russia”, — said the MP, noting that marine Le Pen — “a powerful, charismatic politician.”

For those who support the leader of “National front”, the visit to Russia plus, not a minus, said Slutsky. According to him, Le Pen has every chance to win in the first round of the presidential elections, the second situation can be tricky.

Marine Le Pen came to Moscow at the invitation of the Duma Committee on international Affairs. During the meeting with state Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, she noted that he opposes anti-Russian sanctions.

Later in the day the French policy met in the Kremlin the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. The head of state stressed that Moscow is trying to maintain a relationship “with the representatives of the authorities and with representatives of the opposition”.

Presidential elections in France will take place on 23 April and 7 may. In addition to Le Pen, the main candidates for the main state post of the country are Emmanuel macron, represents created the movement “Forward!”, and Francois Fillon of the party “the Republicans”.