French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is temporarily stepping down as head of her National Front party.
Monday’s move appears to be a way for Le Pen to embrace a wide range of potential voters ahead of the May 7 runoff between herself and Emmanuel Macron, the independent centrist who came in first in Sunday’s first round.
This doesn’t make sense to me. It seems a near repudiation of her own party and platform. It will not likely work as she is up against long odds in round 2 and it unfortunately appears desperation has set in.
h/t all who sent this in