Marion Maréchal—a former National Front MP, the niece of Marine Le Pen, and now a faithful backer of Éric Zemmour’s presidential bid—has warned that, if current levels of immigration persist, the historical people of France could become minorities in their own country within a matter of decades.
Maréchal’s warning came on Sunday during a televised roundtable discussion, where the guests broached topics like the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the upcoming election, France’s place in the international order, Macron’s political vision, as well as immigration and its cultural, demographic, security, and economic consequences, the French political news magazine Valeurs Actuelles reports.
Citing particularly grim demographic forecasts carried out by the French demographer Michèle Tribalat, Maréchal spoke of the demographic race against time that France—along with the vast majority of western countries—presently face, saying: “If we continue on this curve, it may be that by 2060, what is called the ‘historical people’, the natives will be a minority on French territory.”
“We could have an African France tomorrow!” Maréchal said. “African cultures are completely respectable,” she highlighted, adding: “It would be a France which would bear the same name but would no longer be the same—no longer the same culture, the same mores, the same relationship in the world.”
The former French lawmaker’s words come weeks after she joined forces with presidential hopeful Éric Zemmour and his Reconquête! party, as previously reported by The European Conservative.
Earlier this week, amid a backdrop of stagnant poll numbers, Zemmour pledged to his supporters—and those on the French Right who are still on the fence—that, if elected, a Remigration Ministry would be established, with the objective of expelling 100,000 ‘undesirable foreigners’ annually.