French judges probing Marine Le Pen’s alleged misuse of EU funds to pay for party assistants, are pushing for her European parliamentary immunity to be lifted.
It comes just days before the far-right leader faces the much anticipated first round of the presidential election.
The immunity request is unlikely to be approved by European lawmakers before the poll.
Le Pen has told French media that it will be a matter for debate at the European parliament’s legal committee and commented no further.
Last month, her immunity was lifted in a separate case, over the tweeting of pictures of ISIL violence.