Paris, – The front-runner in the French presidential election Emmanuel Macron said that the European Union must reform or face the prospect of “Frexit”.

In an interview with the (BBC), Macron said that he is a pro-European. He also said that he constantly defended the European idea and European policies during the election because he believed that it’s extremely important for French people.

However, he said that “we have to face the situation, to listen to our people, and to listen to the fact that they are extremely angry today, impatient and the dysfunction of the EU is no more sustainable.” He added that he will reform the European Union because allowing the EU to continue to function as it was would be a “betrayal”.

Macron made these comments as he and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen entered the last week of campaigning.

Le Pen has capitalized on anti-EU feeling, and has promised a referendum on France’s membership. She won support in rural and former industrial areas by promising to retake control of France’s borders from the EU and slash immigration.

Nonetheless, recent polls showed that Macron will won by a great margin in the second round of the French elections on the 7th of May. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency