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.
Talking of seismic predictions, after Brexit and Donald Trump in 2016, will France be the next country to ride the populist wave? That's a question many are asking as the country gears up for presidential elections this spring…and just maybe, some believe, French far right leader Marine Le Pen could be the face of 2017. Lisa Bryant takes a look at the National Front president and her appeal.
Europe will be heading for a series of big elections in 2017. Rising populism is challenging the future of the EU and shaping upcoming polls across the continent. Nowhere is this more true than in France, a founding EU member where far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen is a top contender in this spring’s presidential vote. After Brexit and Donald Trump, will the next shakeup be France?
The anti-immigration, anti-EU, anti-globalization website Breitbart News, credited with helping Britain vote to leave the EU and getting Donald Trump into the White House, plans to open bureaus in France and Germany to help nationalist candidates win elections next year. But is there really a market there for its mix of anti-PC provocation and anti-migrant attitude?