The French people are off to the polls
today for the presidential elections with 5 candidates leading the polls. Current President Nicolas Sarkozy, the Socialist Party's Francois Hollande, the National Front's Marine Le Pen, Jean-Luc Melenchon of the Left Front and Democratic Movement leader Francois Bayrou are ahead in the race according to opinion polls on Friday.
However, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan
, who has formed the party "Arise the Republic", is still hopeful that he might get through.
In an interview with RT News
Mr Dupont-Aignan explains that France is not free anymore, and that the leaders are dominated by Brussels and the European Union. He says that the situation is undemocratic. He states that he wants to restore democracy in France.
He wants the President of France to be able to make decisions on behalf of the French people and to restore sovereignty.
He goes on to discuss the situation in Greece, Italy and Spain and says that he does not want the same thing to happen to the people of France. He wishes to solve the problems of unemployment and the degradation of the educational system in France,
He further discusses the dangers of having no borders between the various European countries in the Eurozone which reduces security in the country.