The French far-right leader wants to beat EU elections Macron & # 39;

The French far-right leader wants to beat EU elections Macron & # 39;

Associated Press

PARIS (AP) – The far-right French party National Rally has launched its campaign for elections to the European Parliament, dominated by nationalist anti-immigration movements such as hers.

During a speech in Paris on Sunday, party leader Marine Le Pen urged voters to seize the vote of 26 May as an opportunity to defeat French President Emmanuel Macron after weeks of protests against the government.

She said about expected profits from nationalist movements in EU member states: "The moment of the great political change has come."

The Le Pen party was first placed in France during the European Parliament elections in 2014 and has a good chance of doing the same this year.

French voters fill 79 of the 705 seats of the European Union.

The National Rally appointed 23-year-old Jordan Bardella, a spokesman for the party, to lead his campaign.

The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen speaks to her during a campaign meeting in Paris, Sunday, January 13, 2019. Le Pen's extreme right-wing party National Rally launched its campaign on Sunday for the elections to the European Parliament, where nationalist , anti-immigration movements such as their own hopes to dominate. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen speaks to her during a campaign meeting in Paris, Sunday, January 13, 2019. Le Pen's extreme right-wing party National Rally launched its campaign on Sunday for the elections to the European Parliament, where nationalist , anti-immigration movements such as their own hopes to dominate. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

The French far-right leader Marine le Pen arrives for a campaign meeting in Paris, Sunday, January 13, 2019. Le Pen's extreme right-wing party National Rally has launched its campaign for the elections to the European Parliament on Sunday, where nationalist, anti-immigration movements take place as their hopes dominate. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

The French far-right leader Marine le Pen arrives for a campaign meeting in Paris, Sunday, January 13, 2019. Le Pen's extreme right-wing party National Rally has launched its campaign for the elections to the European Parliament on Sunday, where nationalist, anti-immigration movements take place as their hopes dominate. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

The French far-right leader Marine le Pen arrives for a campaign meeting in Paris, Sunday, January 13, 2019. Le Pen's extreme right-wing party National Rally has launched its campaign for the elections to the European Parliament on Sunday, where nationalist, anti-immigration movements take place as their hopes dominate. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

The French far-right leader Marine le Pen greets Jordan Bardella during a campaign meeting in Paris, Sunday, January 13, 2019. Le Pen's extreme-right party National Rally has launched its campaign for the European Parliament elections on Sunday and has 23 - year old Jordan Bardella to lead his election campaign. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

The French far-right leader Marine le Pen greets Jordan Bardella during a campaign meeting in Paris, Sunday, January 13, 2019. Le Pen's extreme-right party National Rally has launched its campaign for the European Parliament elections on Sunday and has 23 - year old Jordan Bardella to lead his election campaign. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

The French far-right leader Marine le Pen greets Jordan Bardella during a campaign meeting in Paris, Sunday, January 13, 2019. Le Pen's extreme-right party National Rally has launched its campaign for the European Parliament elections on Sunday and has 23 – year old Jordan Bardella to lead his election campaign. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

French extreme right-wing member Jordan Bardella delivered his speech at a campaign meeting in Paris on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Marine Le Pen's French right-wing party National Rally launched its campaign for the European Parliament elections on Sunday. - year old Jordan Bardella to lead his election campaign. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

French extreme right-wing member Jordan Bardella delivered his speech at a campaign meeting in Paris on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Marine Le Pen's French right-wing party National Rally launched its campaign for the European Parliament elections on Sunday. - year old Jordan Bardella to lead his election campaign. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

French extreme right-wing member Jordan Bardella delivered his speech at a campaign meeting in Paris on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Marine Le Pen's French right-wing party National Rally launched its campaign for the European Parliament elections on Sunday. – year old Jordan Bardella to lead his election campaign. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

French extreme right-wing member Jordan Bardella delivered his speech at a campaign meeting in Paris on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Marine Le Pen's French right-wing party National Rally launched its campaign for the European Parliament elections on Sunday. - year old Jordan Bardella to lead his election campaign. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

French extreme right-wing member Jordan Bardella delivered his speech at a campaign meeting in Paris on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Marine Le Pen's French right-wing party National Rally launched its campaign for the European Parliament elections on Sunday. - year old Jordan Bardella to lead his election campaign. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

French extreme right-wing member Jordan Bardella delivered his speech at a campaign meeting in Paris on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Marine Le Pen's French right-wing party National Rally launched its campaign for the European Parliament elections on Sunday. – year old Jordan Bardella to lead his election campaign. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen speaks to her during a campaign meeting in Paris, Sunday, January 13, 2019. Le Pen's extreme right-wing party National Rally launched its campaign on Sunday for the elections to the European Parliament, where nationalist , anti-immigration movements such as hers hope to dominate. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen speaks to her during a campaign meeting in Paris, Sunday, January 13, 2019. Le Pen's extreme right-wing party National Rally launched its campaign on Sunday for the elections to the European Parliament, where nationalist , anti-immigration movements such as hers hope to dominate. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen speaks to her during a campaign meeting in Paris, Sunday, January 13, 2019. Le Pen's extreme right-wing party National Rally launched its campaign on Sunday for the elections to the European Parliament, where nationalist , anti-immigration movements such as hers hope to dominate. (AP Photo / Christophe Ena)

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