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Le Pen

Jean-Marie . born 1928, French politician; leader of the extreme right-wing Front National from 1972; runner-up in the presidential election of 2002
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At the helm of the National Front (FN) since 2011, Le Pen has taken it further than her maverick father, FN founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, ever did, winning municipalities and EU elections by making the party more palatable to mainstream voters.
Le Pen, 49, who was beaten in a run-off in last year's presidential election, will appear before a judge in Paris for "distribution of violent images" following a two-year criminal investigation.
In December 2015, Le Pen tweeted three graphic photos of Daesh executions -- among them the decapitated body of US journalist James Foley -- with a caption "Daesh is THIS
Nevertheless, Marine Le Pen has managed to convince millions of French people to actually cast her name in the ballot box, and it is a remarkable achievement, which shows to what extent she has actually managed to dediabolize the movement that her own father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, had actually founded 44 years ago.
Trump's victory in the United States on an anti-immigrant and anti-trade platform, along with last year's Brexit vote in Great Britain, allowed Le Pen to be perceived as riding the crest of a nationalist wave.
Quant a Marine Le Pen, elle a permis au Front national d'acceder a un second tour, comme en 2002 avec Jean-Marie Le Pen.
Polls put Macron firmly ahead of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who was hoping to ride a wave of populist sentiment to victory in the runoff balloting in the first French presidential runoff without a Socialist or Republican in the running.
The stakes are high ahead of the contest between the pro-European Macron, a 39-year-old former investment banker, and far-right leader Le Pen, the 48-year-old scion of the National Front party.
The horrors of World War II have moved front and center in France's presidential campaign just days before the election, reawakening the anti-Semitic stigma that has clung to the party of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen -- one she has spent more than six years trying to erase.
Marine Le Pen is desperate to topple the centre-left candidate, yesterday dubbed the "French John F Kennedy".
Polls have predicted that Macron will beat Le Pen handily, though, with its traditional parties left in shambles by this election, France remains deeply divided and its politics unsteady.
Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen have advanced to the French presidential run-off vote, overhauling the country's political system and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union.