France should not come closer to Russia, she needs independence and working with European partners, said during a broadcast on the TV channel TF1 election debates presidential candidate of France, former Minister of economy Emmanuel macron. His words leads RIA Novosti.
"We have with US a long story. Together we have built the world on the planet. Today I want to offer more independence. Not to get close to Mr. [Russian President Vladimir] Putin. I want to build independence with responsibility, with a real European policy," said macron.
The debate was attended by five candidates — the leader of the party "national front" marine Le Pen, the former Prime Minister of France Francois Fillon, the leader of movement "Forward," Emmanuel macron, a former Minister of education, a representative of the Socialist party, Benoit Hamon and a representative of the extreme left Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
According to a survey conducted by Elabe for TV channel BFMTV, the question "Who was the most convincing?" 29 percent called the Makron, 20 per cent of Mélenchon, at 19 per cent, Le Pen and Fillon, 11 per cent of Amun.
Presidential elections will be held in two rounds: April 23 and may 7. Only they will be attended by 11 candidates.