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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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Le Pen's National Rally, known for decades as the National Front before changing its name last month in a bid to shed a brand associated by many voters with racism and anti-Semitism, was due to receive the $2.35 million tranche in the coming days.
Ms Le Pen laid a wreath at a monument of France's nationalist icon Joan of Arc in Cannes before heading to nearby Nice.
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.
The move taken by a judge in the Paris suburb of Nanterre comes after the French National Assembly's lifting of Le Pen's immunity last November.
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.
Le Pen, the candidate of the National Front, a party founded by her father 45 years ago, ran on promises of a steep reduction in immigration and an exit from the European Union and its common currency.
As polls closed at 8 p.m., local time, Macron, the youngest French president ever elected, was projected the winner with 65.1 percent of the vote to Le Pen's 34.9 percent.
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.
By: Egypt Today staff CAIRO- 3 May 2017: French presidential candidates Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen face off in a final televised debate on Wednesday which is expected to be bitter, personal and potentially decisive ahead of voting this weekend.
Paris: Centrist presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen attacked each other's visions of France and the role it should play in Europe on Monday against a background of May Day rallies and protests.
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.