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Marine Le Pen Soars Into Lead in French Presidential Polls for 2017; Don't Worry, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

In spite of the Charlie Hebdo murders that raised the popularity of French president Francois Hollande and his staff, Les Echos reports than in the 2017 presidential election anti-euro candidate Marine Le Pen in the 1st Round Lead With Nearly 30% of the Vote. Show More Summary

WELL, THIS MAKES SENSE: Why Marine Le Pen Is So Popular With France’s Gays: An insight into the …

WELL, THIS MAKES SENSE: Why Marine Le Pen Is So Popular With France’s Gays: An insight into the phenomenon comes from Patrick McCarthy, a young gay blogger who lives in Bordeaux. ‘Up until 2005, Bordeaux was a very gay-friendly city,’ he says. ‘Same-sex couples could openly walk down the street holding hands without any problems. […]

"It may seem ironic that Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's extreme right Front National, rooted for the extreme left Syriza in yesterday's Greek election and rejoiced at its landslide victory."

"Yet there's nothing unusual about it: Syriza, Front National and other European anti-establishment parties are partners in a political revolution that appears to be about to sweep the continent, giving back the original meaning to political...Show More Summary

Why Europe's Far Right Is Backing Greece's Radical Left Party

Syriza, the anti-austerity leftist party that is leading the polls ahead of Greece's elections this weekend, is surprisingly backed by far right politicians like Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini. In a recent interview with French newspaper Le Monde Le Pen, leader of French right party Front Nationale, said loud and clear that she is going for Syriza. Show More Summary

Demagoguery Is the Last Thing France Needs

Marine Le Pen, leader of the far right French party Front National, is using the aftermath of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris to market her typical brand of propaganda to the United States. First a portrait in the Wall Street Journal,...Show More Summary


I’M SURPRISED TO SEE THE NEW YORK TIMES PUBLISH THIS: Marine Le Pen: To Call This Threat by Its Name: France Was Attacked by Islamic Fundamentalism. Let us call things by their rightful names, since the French government seems reluctant to do so. France, land of human rights and freedoms, was attacked on its own […]

No, the Paris Tragedy Won't Bring About a Len Pen Presidency

As predicted, everyone's getting even more carried away today wringing their hands over the notion that the horrific Charlie Hebdo killings will play right into the hands of the far-right in France, elevating Marine Le Pen into the presidency...Show More Summary

Did Terrorists Just Elect Le Pen? Ctd — Jean-Marie Le Pen (@lepenjm) January 9, 2015 Philip Gourevitch scrutinizes how the French right-wing leader has played her cards over the past week: In the immediate aftermath of the attack on Wednesday, as traffic surged on her Facebook page and she picked up thousands of new followers, she did nothing special to insert […]

Q&A: Marine Le Pen on France and Islam

Leader of far-right National Front discusses her party's position on security issues following the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Charlie Hebdo fallout: Specters of fascist past haunt Europe’s new nationalism

2 weeks agoNews : The Great Debate

Long after World War Two, fascism is a specter that still haunts the continent. But whether France's Marine Le Pen’s stances -- and those of other nationalist leaders in Europe -- qualify as fascist is questionable.

‘I am not Charlie’: Founder of France’s far-right National Front party bashes Charlie Hebdo

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

France’s far-right National Front (FN) held a demonstration of its own against terrorism on Sunday, after being excluded from a massive unity rally in Paris. Party leader Marine Le Pen led a demonstration in the FN-controlled southern town of Beaucaire after denouncing what she called the...

Socialist Hollande Bans Right-Wing Party & Challenger Le Pen from Unity March

Socialist President Francois Hollande banned National Front Party and Leader Marine Le Pen from the “Unity Rally” in Paris on Sunday. La Pen was furious and posted this tweet. Instead, Marine Le Pen attended a rally in the southern town … Continue reading ?

Le Pen’s Moment

2 weeks agoNews : News Desk

“We’ve been predicting this for a long time,” Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the French radical-right National Front party said on Wednesday, shortly after the massacre at the Paris office of the radical-left satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen Calls For Border Security In France

Marine Le Pen, leader of the Front National party in France, has called for tighter border security after the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, The Guardian reported today. Le Pen called for the government of France to implement border security in a statement in reaction to the attack. Show More Summary

France's Far-Right Leader Exploits the Paris Attack and Calls for Reviving the Death Penalty

Shortly after gunmen burst into the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo and murdered a dozen people, Marine Le Pen, the leader of Front National, a far-right, anti-immigrant party, called for France to revive the death penalty, which it abolished in 1981. Show More Summary

A tweet from far-right icon Le Pen causes anger in France

3 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

Jean-Marie le Pen, the father of France's mainstream far right movement, provoked both outrage and support on Friday when he tweeted an image of his daughter Marine le Pen with the slogan "Keep Calm And Vote Le Pen."Read full articl...

France's far right is glibly exploiting the Charlie Hebdo attacks

And borrowing a page from the English no less. Here's a tweet from Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of France's right-wing Front National, which is now led by his daughter Marine Le Pen:... and before the Le Pen team decides to delete it, there's this. Show More Summary

Hebdo Fallout: Greater Odds of Frexit as Marine Le Pen’s Star Rises

The odds of France leaving the Eurozone, or Frexit, have just gone from a tail risk to plausible thanks to the boost the Hedbo shootings have given to the leader of France's far right party, the National Front, and its leader, Marine Le Pen. Opinion polls indicate that that she would win the first round of a presidential ballot were elections held now.

Did Terrorists Just Elect Le Pen?

James McAuley worries that the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo will empower France’s xenophobic far-right: An additional dimension to this tragedy is that it plays directly into the hands of those public figures and politicians who would like to see France regress into an organic national community of blood ties, rather than of citizens. The […]

France's Le Pen Ready To "Reject Islam" As Magazine Editor "Prefered To Die Than Be Silenced"

The Queen has sent "sincere condolences" to French President Hollande over the Paris attack (as have Obama, Merkel, and Cameron) as he puts Paris on high terrorist alert as the manhunt for the reported 3 killers continues. Front National's...Show More Summary

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