BRUSSELS – Marine Le Pen, the French shock winner in the European elections, has come to the home of the European Union, the organization she accuses of undermining France's economy, hamstringing its sovereignty and flooding it with immigrants.
The National Front leader was searching Wednesday for enough like-minded fellow members of the European Parliament to form a parliamentary group, a step that would guarantee it more speaking time and allow it to benefit from administrative and financial support.
Le Pen's party came out on top in Sunday's elections, and will be sending France's largest contingent to the European Parliament.
To form a parliamentary group, the National Front would need to recruit lawmakers from at least six other countries to join.
Le Pen is scheduled to hold a news conference later Wednesday.