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France’s Marine Le Pen: could she win?

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From Brexit to the rise of Donald Trump, 2016 has been a humbling year for political forecasters. In France, could they be wrong again in writing off the far-right’s prospects in next year’s presidential election? Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front, certainly...

French press review 21 October 2016

Is the outcome of the US presidential election a foregone conclusion with Hillary Clinton the obvious winner? Why has French far-right leader Marine Le Pen suddenly taken an interest in the old? World wine production is down compared to last year. And are the French a nation of pessimists?

Trump Isn't America's Le Pen. He's More Dangerous.

French National Front leader and leading presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been back in the news in recent days for her proposal to ban the wearing of all “conspicuous” religious clothing in public in order to fight “political Islam.” This would include not just Islamic hijabs, but also yarmulkes, in the name of equality. Show More Summary

How Marine Le Pen Has Upended French Politics

“Pas de facho dans nos quartiers, pas de quartier pour les facho,” the protesters chant. No fascists in our neighborhood, no quarter for fascists. It is the most powerful statement of the day, delivered by an assembly of some 200 members of far-left political groups interrupting an otherwise uneventful Saturday afternoon in Lyon. Show More Summary

New comic book depicts 'dark side' of France's Marine Le Pen

PARIS (Reuters) - A new satirical comic book is out in France entitled "The Dark Side of Marine le Pen" whose authors say they hope to educate young people about the true colors of the National Front (FN) as the party strives to adopt a mainstream image.

He'll likely lose -- but Trump is the final warning to elites

The rage that created Donald Trump voted for Brexit and is wreaking havoc on the continent. It's Marine Le Pen in France and Norbert Hofer in Austria. It's the Law and Justice party in Poland and Jobbik in Hungary and Alternative for...Show More Summary

Marine Le Pen’s Youth Brigade

In Britain and the United States, it’s older working-class voters who are alienated and looking to blow up the system. In France, it’s young people.

France's Marine Le Pen Says EU Responsible For "Monstrous Chaos In Syria"

With the proxy war in Syria escalating dramatically on a day by day basis, with ideological support for the warring powers split along West vs Russia (and China) lines, one particular outlier in the "western world" emerged overnightShow More Summary

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen would make second round of presidential vote, poll finds

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right National Front (FN) party, is almost certain to advance to the second round of the country’s 2017 presidential election, according to a new poll published on Thursday.

Globalisation backlash revisited

MUCH of the political action in recent years can be linked to a backlash against globalisation—the Brexit vote or the rise of politicians like Marine Le Pen and Donald Trump, for example.

France’s Le Pen picks burkini-banning mayor as campaign director

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Saturday named the young politician David Rachline as the director of her presidential campaign, a risky choice who should appeal to party loyalists, while she reaches out to a broader audience.

Le Pen says she will take France back from EU

French far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday vowed to give her country back control over its laws, currency and borders if elected president next year on an anti-EU, anti-immigration platform.

'People's candidate' Le Pen vows to free France from EU yoke

French far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday vowed to give her country back control over its laws, currency and borders if elected president next year on an anti-EU, anti-immigration platform. Addressing around 3,000...Show More Summary

'The nation state is back': Front National's Marine Le Pen rides on global mood

Ahead of 2017 French presidential election, head of far-right party is confident Brexit and Donald Trump have helped her cause In an aircraft hangar on the French Riviera, as thousands of supporters waved French tricolour flags, France’s...Show More Summary

'France is not for sale,' far-right FN chief Le Pen tells rally

FREJUS, France (Reuters) - "France is not for sale," National Front party leader Marine Le Pen told supporters on Sunday, launching her campaign for the 2017 presidential election with a vow to defend national sovereignty if elected...

Le Pen Praises 'AfD Patriots' for Trouncing Merkel's Party in Local Elections

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen is overjoyed by the results of local elections in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, which saw the right-wing populist, anti-immigration, Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) trounce Chancellor Angela Merkel in her home state on Sunday.

Le Pen Praises Brexit, Promises Frexit Referendum On EU

Submitt edby Michael Shedlock via, French National elections take place in two rounds of voting 2017. Marine le Pen is widely expected to be one of the final two candidates. Today she praised the UK for choosing their own...Show More Summary

Rural France pledges to vote for Marine Le Pen as next president

Amid this political free-for-all, Le Pen is trying to throw off the party's divisive reputation and market herself as a politician above and beyond the fray of the same-old-same-old French elite: a new, unifying, patriotic force who will break the shackles of Europe, end "mass immigration" and give France back to the French. Show More Summary

Frexit? Fraurevoir? Front National Leader Promises EU Referendum If Elected President

National Front leader Marine Le Pen has promised a Brexit-style referendum if she were to be elected president of France. Le Pen also said that...

Marine Le Pen Promises EU Membership Referendum If Elected French President

France’s National Front (FN) leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said on Saturday she would hold a referendum on France's membership of the European Union if she won the 2017 elections.

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