Marion Marechal-Le Pen quits politics in wake of aunt’s defeat

Marion Marechal-Le Pen quits politics in wake of aunt’s defeat, by AFP.

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen

National Front politician Marion Marechal-Le Pen is quitting politics — two days after her aunt Marine Le Pen suffered a ­resounding defeat to centrist ­Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election.

Marine Le Pen’s niece, who becam­e the youngest member of France’s National Assembly aged just 22 in 2012, told the Vaucluse Matin daily in a letter that she was leaving politics “for some time”.

She explained she “wishes to work … (in) the business world” while also spending more time with her family, being the ­divorced mother of a young child.

hat-tip Stephen Neil