French far-right leader Marine Le Pen said Tuesday she would relish a duel for the presidency with former economy minister Emmanuel Macron, as polls show the rising star closing in on the frontrunners. A little over three months before the French begin voting in an election that could decide the European Union's future, the race is seen as wide open. Show More Summary
Opinion polls now put Macron in third place, behind the far-right National Front candidate Marine le Pen and the center-right candidate Republican Francois Fillon.
Foreign citizens legally living and working in France could have to pay for their own health care for their first two years in France, under Marine Le Pen's plan.
Submitted by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, Conventional wisdom suggests National Front candidate Marine le Pen will make it to the second round in French elections, then lose in a landslide to whoever her opponent happens to be. IShow More Summary
Domination of social media was a key weapon in Donald Trump's rise to the US presidency, and now France's far-right leader, Marine Le Pen, is looking to follow suit, analysts say.
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Pro-EU, socially liberal and a political outsider, the former economy minister is drawing crowds who fear rise of Le Pen From the stage in a packed concert hall, France’s youngest presidential candidate looked up at the thousands ofShow More Summary
Domination of social media was a key weapon in Donald Trump's rise to the US presidency, and now France's far-right leader, Marine Le Pen, is looking to follow suit, analysts say. Le Pen has more than a million followers on both Twitter and Facebook, giving her a bigger social media platform than any other candidate for the French presidency. Show More Summary
A spokesman for Mr. Trump said the president-elect had not met with the French far-right leader, but her stop at Trump Tower clearly wasn’t by chance.
U.S. Amb. Jane Hartley leaves France on Jan. 19, the day before Inauguration Day. On her watch: Charlie Hebdo, the Bataclan, Le Pen, Trump and a still-very-popular Obama.
France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been spotted visiting Trump Tower in New York. The National Front leader was one of the first foreign politicians to welcome Donald Trump's election as US president.
PARIS (Reuters) - Every week, a small group of Marine Le Pen's aides brainstorm on how to achieve what many say is impossible: change how most French people view her to get her elected president in May.
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Team Trump denied it had anything to do with French extremist Marine Le Pens visit to Trump Tower. But she was caught on camera meeting with an associate of Donald Trump.
There you go. National Front leader Marine Le Pen in Trump Tower, sitting next to “Citizens for Trump” founder George Lombardi. And they insist she didn’t meet with Trump or any of his people. Welcome to the new Reich, folks. If you think this isn’t really happening, still, you need to get your head out […]
Le Pen, whose National Front party holds anti-immigrant and anti-European Union views, was seen entering an elevator at the building, according to a Reuters witness, but she did not speak to reporters gathered there.
The far-right French presidential candidate didn’t meet with Trump, but she did share a cup of joe with one of his close associates.
Marine Le Pen at Trump Tower.
A Trump spokesman said Le Pen, a candidate in this spring's French presidential election, will not meet with the president-elect or anyone from his transition team
She was not scheduled to meet with President-elect Donald Trump