French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is toning down her threat to quit the euro.
The abrupt shift comes ahead of a runoff election on Sunday between the far right candidate and Emmanuel Macron, an independent centrist backed by France’s establishment.
Le Pen campaigned on a promise to pull the world’s sixth largest economy out of the euro, and possibly even the European Union. She says that doing so would help France regain control over its own affairs.
But in a bid to calm worried voters, she now says that quickly ditching the common currency is “not a prerequisite” for her economic plans.
“The schedule will be adapted to the priorities … the French government will have to face. Everything will be done to organize a tranquil transition,” she wrote in a policy document released Friday.
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