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The 22-Year-Old Who Won A Seat In The French Parliament Looks Very Familiar

[credit provider=”AP”] Yesterday, 22-year-old Marion Marechal-Le Pen earned herself a seat in the French parliament — a landmark result as she is not only the youngest French MP, but also because she has helped the far right National Front (FN) end their 15 year exile from French legislative politics, France […]
The 22-Year-Old Who Won A Seat In The French Parliament Looks Very Familiar
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Sarkozy Says He Won’t Team Up With Marine Le Pen For The French Presidential Election

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons/European People’s Party/NdFrayssinet”] French President Nicolas Sarkozy has ruled out any election pact between his party and the far-right National Front of Marine Le Pen, but insisted that its voters should not be demonized.Although both Sarkozy and his Socialist Party François Hollande received more votes than Le Pen […]
Sarkozy Says He Won’t Team Up With Marine Le Pen For The French Presidential Election
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Marine Le Pen’s Real Battle Is Coming In June

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marine_le_pen.jpg”] Marine Le Pen’s National Front (FN) party has enjoyed its most successful results in the French presidential election ever, and Le Pen may well end up playing kingmaker in the upcoming second round.But, as John Irish at Reuters points out, a new battle, perhaps even more […]
Marine Le Pen’s Real Battle Is Coming In June
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Here’s The Real Reason Marine Le-Pen Should Scare The Crap Out Of Europe

[credit provider=”FrontNational.com” url=”http://www.frontnational.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/9.JPG”] So the big story to come out of the French election yesterday was the strong showing of right-winger Marine Le-Pen, the anti-immigrant Euroskeptic who came in 3rd place.She won’t be in the runoff vote, but because she (theoretically) represents a large bloc of conservative voters, people expect […]
Here’s The Real Reason Marine Le-Pen Should Scare The Crap Out Of Europe
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Voting Has Begun For The Next President Of France…

[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=francois%20hollande&showact=results&sort=creationdatelower%3Areversealphabetical&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1334842607&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=3402271ff4384d61b37fdceac9a7d373&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] PARIS (AP) — Voting began Sunday in France in President Nicolas Sarkozy’s uncertain bid for re-election, with polls showing that many French are dissatisfied with his response to concerns about the economy and jobs.The voting will winnow down a list of 10 candidates from across the […]
Voting Has Begun For The Next President Of France…
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What The French Elections Mean For The Eurozone

[credit provider=”AP”] She was supposed to be a star of the French elections, but as the campaign enters its final countdown to the first-round vote on April 22, Angela Merkel has been noticeably absent from the political maneuvers west of the Rhine.The German chancellor had announced she’d campaign in France […]
What The French Elections Mean For The Eurozone
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A Rising Star From The Left Could Change Everything In The French Election

[credit provider=”AP/Jacques Brinon”] There may be another obstacle to Socialist Francois Hollande becoming President of France, and this time.Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a fiery leftist with a vehemently anti-capitalist agenda (he plans to cap earnings at €360,000 ($480,000) and impose a 100% tax on anything more) has gained four percentage points in […]
A Rising Star From The Left Could Change Everything In The French Election
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France’s Presidential Candidates Are Engaging In Some Election Year Euro-Trashing

[credit provider=”AP/Michel Euler, Pool”] This post originally appeared in Global Post.Incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy blames the European Union for overloading France with immigrants. Socialist frontrunner Francois Hollande complains it’s stifling growth. The hard left blasts Europe for undermining workers’ rights, while the far right sees a European “dictatorship” menacing French sovereignty.
France’s Presidential Candidates Are Engaging In Some Election Year Euro-Trashing
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Marine Le Pen Will Run In Upcoming French Election

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marine_le_pen.jpg”] Despite worries to the contrary, National Front leader Marine Le Pen has collected 500 signatures from elected officials, the BBC reports — meaning that she will be running in the upcoming French election, scheduled for 22 April.That could be bad news for incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, who […]
Marine Le Pen Will Run In Upcoming French Election
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In France, Election Year Is All About Spreading Anti-Muslim Sentiment

[credit provider=”commons.wikimedia.org” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Front_National_2010-05-01_n03.jpg”] You know it’s an election year in France when the far-right presidential candidate starts talking about meat and Muslims.Marie Le Pen, leader of the National Front, recently alleged that French President Nicholas Sarkozy had bowed to “Islamic radicals,” in particular about how Muslims butcher animals for consumption.
In France, Election Year Is All About Spreading Anti-Muslim Sentiment
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France’s Anti-Semitic, Far-Right Party Is Trying To Attract Jewish Voters

On January 27, premiers, community leaders, and survivors gathered across Europe to mark Holocaust Memorial Day and the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.That same evening, the continent’s far-right leaders gathered in Vienna for an unrelated gala dinner and dance. Among them was Marine Le Pen of France’s Front National, the country’s prominent […]
France’s Anti-Semitic, Far-Right Party Is Trying To Attract Jewish Voters
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Marine Le Pen’s Father Sentenced For Nazi Occupation Remarks

[credit provider=”commons.wikimedia.org” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Front_National_2010-05-01_n03.jpg”] French presidential candidate and National Front leader Marine Le Pen’s father Jean-Marie Le Pen has been found guilty of contesting crimes against humanity, the Guardian reports.The decision confirmed an earlier decision by a lower court. The punishment includes a 10,000 euro fine and a suspended jail sentence.
Marine Le Pen’s Father Sentenced For Nazi Occupation Remarks
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A French Presidential Candidate Wants The Other Candidates To Help Marine Le Pen Get On The Electoral Ballot

[credit provider=”commons.wikimedia.org” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MARINELEPEN.jpg”] Centrist presidential candidate Francois Bayrou has called on France’s mainstream political parties to help ensure that the far-right’s Marine Le Pen is eligible to be on the electoral ballot, France 24 reports.She is still about 140 mayoral signatures short of being allowed to declare her candidacy.
A French Presidential Candidate Wants The Other Candidates To Help Marine Le Pen Get On The Electoral Ballot
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KEY SARKOZY ALLY: ‘For Us, All Civilisations Are Not Of Equal Value’

[credit provider=”Julien M. Hekimian / Getty”] Claude Gueant, the French interior minister and a key Sarkozy ally, has caused controversy after telling students “all civilisations are not of equal value”.The speech was made on Saturday, and a copy of the comments were obtained by AFP. Amongst the comments made by […]
KEY SARKOZY ALLY: ‘For Us, All Civilisations Are Not Of Equal Value’
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Sarkozy’s Re-Election Isn’t Going To Plan (Thanks To Marine Le Pen)

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marine_le_pen.jpg”] French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s struggle to avoid a shock first round exit in the April presidential elections just got a lot harder.A new poll on Thursday of voting intentions showed far-right candidate Marine Le Pen had risen to 21 per cent, just two points adrift of […]
Sarkozy’s Re-Election Isn’t Going To Plan (Thanks To Marine Le Pen)
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France’s Far-Right Party Is Courting The Jewish Vote Now

France’s far-right party has traditionally been linked with xenophobia and anti-Semitism. That may be changing.The party, now under the leadership of its founder’s daughter, Marine Le Pen, is reportedly looking to court the Jewish vote.
France’s Far-Right Party Is Courting The Jewish Vote Now
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This French Far-Right Presidential Candidate Is About To Visit Occupy Wall Street

[credit provider=”commons.wikimedia.org” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MARINELEPEN.jpg”] The French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been known to blast “U.S. imperialism.”Her party, after all, is all about chest-thumping French nationalism, so there’s little room for embracing les yankees.
This French Far-Right Presidential Candidate Is About To Visit Occupy Wall Street
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‘Let The Euro Die,’ Says The Woman Who Could Be The Next French President

[credit provider=”commons.wikimedia.org” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MARINELEPEN.jpg”] “Let the euro die its natural death,” said Marine Le Pen, president of the Front National (FN) and one of the top contenders in the 2012 presidential election.And she is not some marginal wing nut: In a Harris Interactive Poll in March, she stunned the cozy French […]
‘Let The Euro Die,’ Says The Woman Who Could Be The Next French President
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Marine Le Pen Inflames Belgium Government Chaos

Marine Le Pen, leader of France‘s anti-immigrant National Front party, has told the Belgium’s French-speaking Walloons that if the state of Belgium breaks down, they can come join France, reports The Guardian.
Marine Le Pen Inflames Belgium Government Chaos
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French Middle Class Feels The Crunch

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marine_le_pen.jpg”] The FT has a story in print and online today explaining the plight of the “gloomy French middle class”.The story finds that many in France feel the “social elevator” that helped hard workers rise up the ranks in previous decades is stalling. Many parents are now […]
French Middle Class Feels The Crunch