Marine Le Pen

How populists are exploiting the spread of coronavirus
Coronavirus in Italy
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How populists are exploiting the spread of coronavirus

Right-wing politicians call for end of the ‘dogma of the open border’
27 Feb 2020
Can Emmanuel Macron save his presidency?
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Can Emmanuel Macron save his presidency?

Rocked by mass protests and record-low approval ratings, France’s youngest leader since Napoleon faces electoral oblivion
29 Nov 2018
Eurosceptics set for breakthrough at EU Parliament
Member flags fly outside the European Parliament in Brussels
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Eurosceptics set for breakthrough at EU Parliament

Snapshot of polls suggest anti-EU parties will grow by more than 60% at next May’s election
27 Jul 2018
National Front boss Le Pen reveals party’s proposed new name
Leader of French far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen
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National Front boss Le Pen reveals party’s proposed new name

France’s far-right may become National Rally as part of makeover ahead of 2019 election
12 Mar 2018
Front National name change ‘political suicide’, says founder
A Front National emblem points the way to a polling station
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Front National name change ‘political suicide’, says founder

Radical move may isolate Marine Le Pen from grass roots of far-right French party
1 Mar 2018
Marine Le Pen decries ‘banking fatwa’ as accounts are closed
Marine Le Pen's Front National has been beset by infighting since she lost the presidential election
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Marine Le Pen decries ‘banking fatwa’ as accounts are closed

The French far-right leader is furious after her Front National and personal bank accounts were closed
23 Nov 2017
Macron beats Le Pen in landslide victory
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Macron beats Le Pen in landslide victory

Europe 'breathes sigh of relief' as far-right is defeated, but new president must lead a deeply divided France
8 May 2017

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French election 2017: How does the voting system work?
French election candidates 2017
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French election 2017: How does the voting system work?

As France prepares to choose its next president, The Week reviews the merits of its two-round voting system
4 May 2017
Paris May Day descends into violence in election run-up
Paris May Day rally
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Paris May Day descends into violence in election run-up

Six police officers injured following confrontation with 150 'professional vandals' armed with Molotov cocktails
2 May 2017
'Macron rally' pushes shares to record high
Emmanuel Macron
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'Macron rally' pushes shares to record high

Experts divided on how sustainable the boost to market sentiment will prove to be
25 Apr 2017
Marine Le Pen separates herself from Front National
Leader of French far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen
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Marine Le Pen separates herself from Front National

French presidential candidate temporarily distances herself from far-right party as campaigning for second-round of voting begins
25 Apr 2017
French election: Macron on course to become president
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French election: Macron on course to become president

Outsider tipped to beat Marine Le Pen in battle for France's political soul
24 Apr 2017
French election: Who is Emmanuel Macron and can he win?
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French election: Who is Emmanuel Macron and can he win?

The leader of the En Marche! political movement is now poised as France's next president
24 Apr 2017
French election 2017: Who are the candidates?
France presidential candidates
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French election 2017: Who are the candidates?

As the candidates meet tonight for a televised debate, we look at the main players and what they stand for
4 Apr 2017
What does Dutch election mean for populism in Europe?
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What does Dutch election mean for populism in Europe?

Netherlands was a 'litmus test', but France will be the 'bellweather election', say commentators
16 Mar 2017
French elections: Francois Fillon vows to remain in race
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French elections: Francois Fillon vows to remain in race

Republican presidential candidate 'throws down the gauntlet' to party leaders at mass rally in Paris
6 Mar 2017
French elections: Marine Le Pen's immunity lifted
Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen
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French elections: Marine Le Pen's immunity lifted

European parliament takes vote on National Front leader's tweets of Islamic State violence
3 Mar 2017
Marine Le Pen launches French presidency bid
Leader of French far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen
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Marine Le Pen launches French presidency bid

Far-right candidate attacks radical Islam and globalisation during campaign rally in Lyon
6 Feb 2017
French elections: Francois Fillon wins conservative primary
Candidate for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party primaries ahead of the 2017 presidential election and former French prime minister, Francois Fillon (C) speaks to the press during a v
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French elections: Francois Fillon wins conservative primary

Centre-right candidate expected to face National Front leader Marine Le Pen in next year's presidential campaign
28 Nov 2016
US warns of Europe Christmas terror
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US warns of Europe Christmas terror

Caution urged at festivals and markets as France arrests seven in anti-terror raids in Strasbourg and Marseilles
23 Nov 2016
French far-right party defeated in regional runoff elections
Leader of French far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen
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French far-right party defeated in regional runoff elections

Ruling Socialists withdraw candidates to help defeat Front National
14 Dec 2015
Marine Le Pen suspends her father, FN founder Jean-Marie
Marine Le Pen and Jean-Marie Le Pen
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Marine Le Pen suspends her father, FN founder Jean-Marie

Far-right family feud deepens as the National Front's patriarch is suspended from the party he founded
5 May 2015
Marine Le Pen: I would abolish open borders
Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen
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Marine Le Pen: I would abolish open borders

Leader of the Front National tells the Oxford Union it is time to stop free movement of jihadists
6 Feb 2015
EUROPE: Is Russia sowing unrest in the continent?
Leader of French far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen
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EUROPE: Is Russia sowing unrest in the continent?

Russia has also reportedly lent money to Greece’s neofascist Golden Dawn, Italy’s Northern League and other anti-Europe parties
25 Nov 2014
Sarkozy must lay off the bling if he’s to return a hero
Carla Bruni with Nicolas Sarkozy
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Sarkozy must lay off the bling if he’s to return a hero

With Marine Le Pen threatening to beat Hollande, John Gaffney gives a cautious welcome to Sarkozy
22 Sep 2014
LE PEN: Latest anti-Semitism row puts Marine on spot
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LE PEN: Latest anti-Semitism row puts Marine on spot

As Marine Le Pen tries to exploit the Front National's success at the polls, her father does it again…
10 Jun 2014
PRESIDENT BLAIR: Is Tony pitching for the EU top job?
Tony Blair
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PRESIDENT BLAIR: Is Tony pitching for the EU top job?

The former PM, a pro-European to his manicured fingertips, appears to make a pitch for the job
27 May 2014
MARINE LE PEN: not as popular as she'd have us think
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MARINE LE PEN: not as popular as she'd have us think

Some crumbs of comfort for those who can't believe the French really admire the National Front
26 May 2014
Le Pen does it again: 'Ebola virus to wipe out immigrants'
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Le Pen does it again: 'Ebola virus to wipe out immigrants'

Has France's Front National really changed? Or does Jean-Marie Le Pen speak for its members?
22 May 2014
UKIP: founder calls Farage 'dim, racist alcoholic'
Nigel Farage
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UKIP: founder calls Farage 'dim, racist alcoholic'

Spat comes as founder of Ukip calls Farage a ‘dim, racist alcoholic’
20 Apr 2014
Front National test expats' love affair with France
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Front National test expats' love affair with France

Brits are not Islamaphobic on the whole – so what are those with homes in France to make of the FN?
8 Apr 2014
Marine Le Pen seeks alliance with Ukip to bring down EU
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Marine Le Pen seeks alliance with Ukip to bring down EU

'As a strictly non-racist and libertarian party, Ukip will be ploughing our own furrow,' insists Farage
10 Jan 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 23 Apr 2012
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Monday 23 Apr 2012

23 Apr 2012
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