Marine Le Pen has been labelled “Brussels’ worst nightmare” by Nigel Farage as the French elections heat up.

Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen has been labelled “Brussels’ worst nightmare” by Nigel Farage, the former leader of the UK Independence Party.

On April 24, President Macron and Marine Le Pen will square off in the final round of voting in what is likely to be a close contest for the French president.

After the first round of voting on Sunday night, Mr Macron earned 27.9 percent of the vote, while Ms Le Pen obtained 23.2 percent of the vote in her bid to become France’s next president.

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In the wake of Jean-Luc Melenchon’s third finish, both contenders will be vying for the support of Melenchon’s followers.

Mr Melenchon urged his supporters not to cast ballots for Ms Le Pen, but he did not endorse Mr Macron.

Nigel Farage spoke to Dan Wootton on GB News on the far-right candidate’s talents on Tuesday.

Nigel said: “What Marine is good at is she’s good at speaking about the concerns of ordinary French people, about the massive demographic transformation that is taking place in France, about the fact that there are the suburbs of Paris and Marseille and elsewhere that are now unrecognisable.”

“Her weak point was economics; her economics are actually quite hard left.

“To me, a statist who thinks people should all retire at 60, I don’t think it works in the medium to long term economically, but it might be appealing to the French people.”

“She would be a nightmare for Brussels. It was once said that Nigel Farage is Brussels’ worst nightmare because he wants to leave the EU.

“Marine Le Pen could be Brussels’ worst nightmare because she now wants to stay. She wants to stay and disobey all the rules.”

Farage told the EU that if Ms. Le Pen wins the vote at the end of this month, it would be terrible news for the EU.

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Since her party just rejected the idea of leaving the EU, the National Rally party leader has a mixed view of the EU.

As part of her strategy, Ms. Le Pen wants to reduce France’s EU payments and form an alliance with countries like Poland and Hungary, whose leaders share her political philosophy.

Mr Farage continued: “She would be a nightmare for Brussels. It was once said that Nigel Farage is Brussels’ worst nightmare because he wants to leave the EU.

“Marine Le Pen could be Brussels’ worst nightmare because she now wants to stay. She wants to stay and disobey all the rules.”

Mr Farage concluded: “Ultimately, this is the globalist Macron against the Eurosceptic, patriotic, nationalist Marine Le Pen and at the end of the day that is the choice the French people face.

“Right at the moment, if I were a betting man, I would say Macron will win this by 4 or 5 points.”