(CNN) -- Marine Le Pen officially entered the French election race on Tuesday, saying she had secured the backing of 500 elected officials required to stand in the French presidential contest. Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right National Front party may share some of her famous father's politics, but that is where the similarity ends.While Jean-Marie Le Pen, who founded the National Front and led the party from 1972 until last year, was full of bombast and fury, his 43-year-old daughter measures her words - especially on the sensitive issue of immigration -- and knows the value of a smile.
We said French elections are rarely dull, and this latest campaign has so far proved to be no exception It's been a lively week for us here on the French election blog. We've had narrowing polls, euro alliances, a candidate who beli... Read Post
PARIS (Reuters) - France's far right National Front will sue Madonna after she screened footage of party leader Marine Le Pen with a swastika superimposed on her face at a concert in Paris on Saturday, a party official said. The vid... Read Post