Le Pen not to team up with Zemmour after election
The partners on the far right have gone opposite ways.
Marine Le Pen, a French presidential candidate and leader of the right-wing National Rally party, said on Tuesday that her former rival, Eric Zemmour of the far-right Reconquete party, will not be joining her team if she wins as neither of them wants this.
"No, it is impossible. Neither he nor I want it," Le Pen told the France Inter radio station, when asked whether Zemmour will join her team if she is elected the next French president.
Incumbent French President Emmanuel Macron and his far-right opponent Marine Le Pen led the polls during the first round of the French presidential elections on Sunday, with a slight lead for Macron, who won 28.1-29.7%, around 5% more than Le Pen's 23.3-24.7%.
The top two candidates will face each other in the second round set for April 24, projections by polling firms for French television channels said based on a sample of votes.
The other candidates, Jean-Luc Melenchon, Eric Zemmour, Valerie Pecresse, and Yannick Jadot received 20.1%, 7.2%, 5%, and 4.4%, respectively.