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Far-Right Nationalist Le Pen Takes Lead In French Presidental Poll

It's not just Scotland... or Catalan. As The Guardian reports, polls out in the past few days in France have shown far-right Front National (FN) leader Marine Le Pen topping a presidential poll for the first time. Alongside this surge in support for FN is the utter collapse in the French people's faith in Hollande. Show More Summary

French far-right 'at gates of power' - PM Manuel Valls

``... opinion polls [suggest] that Ms Le Pen would easily make the run-off in the 2017 elections - and could win should her rival in the decisive round be Mr Hollande.''

Marine Le Pen Ahead of Hollande in France Presidential Poll; Le Pen Blames EU for Crisis in Ukraine

French president Francois Hollande's term does not end until 2017, but for the first time ever Marine Le Pen's Front National party is on top in head-to-head polling.Her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen once shocked France by taking Front National...Show More Summary

Socialist French President Who 'Despises the Poor' Beaten by Le Pen in Latest Poll

Tongues are wagging in France as shock revelations that the country's Socialist President Francois Hollande 'despises' the poor appear to be having a real affect on domestic politics, with Front National candidate Marine le Pen shooting ahead in the presidential rankings. Show More Summary

Brigitte Bardot Compares Marine Le Pen To Joan Of Arc

Brigitte Bardot, the international sex symbol from the 1950s and 60s, reportedly believes that controversial politician Marine Le Pen is the contemporary version of Joan of Arc who can be France’s new savior. Le Pen is the leader of France’s National Front, an anti-immigration party that also wants the country to exit the European Union.

Brigitte Bardot on far right’s Marine Le Pen: a ‘Joan of Arc'

French screen goddess Brigitte Bardot has praised France's far-right leader for being a modern-day "Joan of Arc."

How The Mideast Conflict Nourishes Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism is present in France -- sometimes discreetly, sometimes brutally. There is a feeling of insecurity among Jews. Jean-Marie Le Pen, the former president of the National Front, the far-right party, never misses an opportunity...Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen Would Win French Presidential Election if it Were Held Today, Poll Says

The leader of France's anti-immigration, anti-EU Front National would win the first round of a French presidential election if it were held today, a new poll reveals. The IFOP poll for political magazine Marianne shows that Marine Le...Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen 'leads race for French presidency'

Credits: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text: Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen New poll suggests Front National leader Marine Le Pen would knock out socialists in first round One-Minute Read Friday, August 1, 2014...Show More Summary

France’s Far-Right Could Benefit From Sarkozy’s Legal Woes

The former French President is under investigation, putting his political future under a cloud—and giving Marine Le Pen an opening

Le Pen Calls for End to Dual Nationality After Riots by French-Algerians

Marine Le Pen, leader of France's anti-immigration Front National, has said dual nationality should be revoked following riots by Algerian fans in France after their team's World Cup match last Thursday. Le Pen said the violence showed...Show More Summary

Sarkozy held in custody: A blow to his mooted comeback and a gift to Le Pen?

Nicolas Sarkozy has been detained for questioning by the French judicial police this morning, over allegations of influence-peddling (trafic d'influence). No formal charges have been brought so far, but prosecutors are investigatingShow More Summary

Europe: The power battles begin again

In Strasbourg on Tuesday the new and increasingly powerful European Parliament is meeting. It will bristle with energy. There will be a parade of anti-establishment figures many of whom want to shake the EU temple. Marine Le Pen, Nigel...Show More Summary

Farage rejects Le Pen accusations of 'dirty tricks' at European Parliament

Nigel Farage has rejected accusations by Marine Le Pen, leader of the French anti-EU Front National, of using “dirty tricks” and pulling “political stunts” that left her unable to form an official group at the European Parliament, as as reported in Le Figaro. Show More Summary

More Gifts for Le Pen as French Parties Drown in Strikes, Sleaze, and Corruption

After Marine Le Pen's Front National topped the poll in last month’s elections to the European Parliament, France’s Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party – the centre-right party once led by ex-President Nicholas Sarkozy and Le Pen’s...Show More Summary

Farage wraps up his European Parliament group faster than Le Pen...thanks to a Front National defector!

Nigel Farage has managed to form a new Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group in the European Parliament. The group comprises 48 MEPs from seven EU member states. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats and the Latvian Farmers' Union both joined forces with UKIP. Show More Summary

Blood And The Street: Do Foreign Policy Crises Matter?

By John Overstreet: A week or so ago now, Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the resurgent National Front, delighted in what he seemed to regard as a clever pun about the Holocaust. I am not enough of an expert on Marshall Petain or Le...Show More Summary

France Starting To Reckon with Its History of Anti-Semitism?

Did Marine Le Pen, the leader of the French National Front party, cross a family Rubicon?

Create an EU Army and Leave Britain OUT says Former French Defence Chief

In a unexpected echo of Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s right-wing Front National, a former French defence minister has condemned American influence on EU foreign policy, saying the EU should abandon NATO and stop “bowing to US policy.”...Show More Summary

British, German Eurosceptics Join While Farage, Le Pen Seek Allies

The admission of Germany's Euroskeptics to the reformist bloc leaves nationalist parties on the right possibly short of allies.

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