The leader of France's far right National Front, which is expected to score well in upcoming European polls, pledged on Thursday to do all in her power to facilitate the collapse of the EU.

Marine Le Pen's National Front is just one of several anti-immigration and anti-EU parties gaining traction in Europe, where many have lost faith in the ability of the European Union to help resolve a devastating economic crisis.

"How to improve the European Union? By making it collapse.... I expect one thing only from the European system and that's for it to explode," Marine Le Pen told journalists at her party's headquarters in the Paris suburb of Nanterre.

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