“Jean-Marie Le Pen returned home in the middle of the day after his state of health was deemed satisfactory,” his adviser Lorrain de Saint Affrique wrote on Twitter.
Jean-Marie LE PEN a regagné son domicile en milieu de journée après que son état de santé a été jugé satisfaisant. Il me dit que "c'est pas pour cette fois".
— Lorrain de Saint Affrique (@saintaff) February 4, 2022
Le Pen, 93, was admitted to hospital late Wednesday as a “precaution” after he lost his vision “for a minute or a minute-and-a-half” during a dinner, the aid had said earlier.
The former leader of the National Front party for decades waged a nationalist battle against France’s political establishment, accusing it of being too soft on immigration and of diluting French national identity.
His biggest victory came in 2002, when he surprised most of France by outflanking the sitting Socialist prime minister Lionel Jospin to reach the second round of the presidential vote, though he then lost to Jacques Chirac.
Today, his daughter Marine Le Pen has taken over his party, rebranding it the National Rally in a bid to distance herself from his provocative outbursts and alleged anti-Semitism.
She is running in the April presidential elections.