Leder av Front National, Marine Le Pen, lover at franskmennene skal få si sin mening om EU i en folkeavstemning seks måneder etter at hun er valgt som president.
Dermed øker presset mot Brussel. David Cameron har lovt britene det samme om han blir gjenvalgt.
The head of France’s far-right National Front party has said she will ask the French people to vote on pulling out of the EU if she is elected president in 2017.
«My idea is to tell the French people that if they elect me,» in 2017, «six months later there will be a referendum,» Marine Le Pen told Greek TV channel Mega.
Several opinion polls predicted victory for Le Pen’s surging anti-EU and anti-immigration FN in Sunday’s local elections, through her party finished second but with its highest ever vote. She is hoping to carry the momentum forward to a successful run at the presidency in 2017.
«The European Union is death, the death of our economy, our social welfare system and our identity,» she said in the interview broadcast Monday.