Marion Maréchal denounces the misappropriation of her picture by a far-right group | EUROtoday

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LThe help was clearly not appreciated. Saturday May 11, Marion Maréchal, candidate for the European elections and head of the record of the Reconquête! celebration, protested towards the misuse of her picture. Shared by a number of Internet customers on X (previously Twitter), posters have been put up by a small radical far-right group, the Parti de la France (PDF). On these posters, we are able to see Marion Maréchal being related to the motion (“The Party of France with Marion Maréchal”) alongside one other poster with the unequivocal slogan: “Let's give white kids a future. »

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Slogans which didn’t fail to arouse indignation on social networks. “A shame for the values ​​of the Republic,” denounced a help account for Renaissance candidate Valérie Hayer. “Pure racism. Nausea,” stated one other. Faced with the controversy, Marine Le Pen's niece took the lead. On her X account, she printed a letter of formal discover on Saturday May 11. This is addressed to Thomas Jolly, president of the Party of France.

“A small group is engaging in gross manipulation,” protested the candidate. “This campaign, launched on your sole initiative and without consulting me, comes at a time when there is no agreement of any kind between the Parti de la France, neither with me nor with Reconquête!, the party whose list I lead” , she defined. “I am calling on you to withdraw your poster campaign without delay,” she lastly warned.

FN dissidents

“What a very useless controversy,” reacted Thomas Jolly, president of the Party of France. “Do you think it is reasonable, one month before the election, to dissociate yourself from the only political party apart from Reconquest! Who supports your candidacy? » The party, founded by dissidents from the National Front, had already supported candidate Éric Zemmour in the 2022 presidential election.

For some left-wing elected officials, the candidate's response seemed rather weak. Ian Brossat was the first to react: “You will note, when reading her letter, that what bothers her about this poster is that it will be attributed to her campaign account, not its racist character and inspired by Nazi slogans…”, was stunned by the senator from Paris and spokesperson for the Communist Party. “Yes, Marion Maréchal is the Nazi candidate. These traitors to the Republic are subject to a penalty of national indignity,” denounced the deputy of La France insoumise Hadrien Clouet.