Leader of the French nationalist right-wing National Front (FN) political party. Born August 5, 1968, she is the daughter of party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen.
A lawyer by profession, Marine Le Pen joined the FN in 1986. She became party leader, succeeding her father, in 2010, elected with more than 65 percent of members' votes. This page collates DW's latest content related to Marine Le Pen.
Days before the second round of French legislative elections, the European Parliament has lifted the far-right MEP Marine Le Pen's immunity from prosecution in a defamation case. She lost a presidential election in May.
Preliminary results have shown French President Emmanuel Macron's party with over 30 percent of the vote, ahead of the conservatives and far right in the first round. The poll was marked by the lowest turnout in decades.
Monsieur Macron's victory was met with little enthusiasm in Russia, where the Kremlin had thrown its weight behind French nationalist – and EU sceptic – Marine Le Pen. Charles Maynes sent this Postcard from Moscow on where Franco-Russian relations go from here.
Manuel Valls, France's former Socialist premier, says he wants to stand for incoming President Emmanuel Macron's fledgling movement in June's elections. Macron is seeking a parliamentary majority to underpin his agenda.
A huge sigh of relief went through the international business community after Emmanuel Macron's resounding victory last night. Investors had been counting on Macron's business-friendly vision of European integration winning out over Marine LePen's euro-skeptical platform. His victory promises some stability for the eurozone and global stock markets.
French voters largely shrugged off a last-minute effort to smear liberal presidential candidate, Emmanuel Macron, who handily beat his far-right opponent on Sunday. A far-right social media campaign spreading leaked emails was met with sarcasm.