Le Pen: France should be free to defend its interests

French presidential candidates are going head to head in their first television debate.

Key Quotes (via Bloomberg)

  • Le Pen: France should be free to defend its interests, not the interests of the banks or other EU capitals
  • Le Pen: France needs to be free to defend itself against Islamic fundamentalism
  • Hamon: I'll be an honest president, not interested in money
  • Fillon: France is one of the most indebted countries and Le Pen's pledges to hire more police forces and create more prisons won't be implemented