Daniel Delomez, the mayor of Annezin in northern France, wasn’t happy that Marine Le Pen won 38 percent of his town’s votes in the French presidential election.

“It is catastrophic,” Delomez told the French publication L’Avenir de l’Artois. “It’s possible that I will step down as I do not want to dedicate my life to assholes.”

According to The Independent, the town’s second choice was far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, who received 19.25 percent of the vote.

READ: Melenchon’s Message

On social media, some people hailed Delomez as a hero for his candor. Others had less kind words for the left-leaning politician.

Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front, has promised a “Frexit” referendum. She advanced to a French election runoff with the centrist, pro-Europe newcomer Emmanuel Macron. The next round of voting is May 7. The winner could determine whether France remains aligned with the European Union or follows the United Kingdom in leaving the EU.

—Posted by Eric Ortiz


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