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.
A day after France's presidential hopefuls were confirmed, far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon gathered thousands of supporters at a Paris rally. The veteran has called for sweeping reforms to France's constitution.
Turkey and Germany yet again find themselves in a war of words as president Erdogan looks for Diaspora votes +++Dutch, far right politician Geert Wilders, reaches out to voters ahead, of March 15th polls +++And we will be in France, where Marine Le Pen's party, is working hard to win immigrants support.
Far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen is ahead in the polls and seems well placed to win the first round of France's presidential elections next month. But to have a chance of victory in the runoff, she'll need to win votes from parts of the electorate that, until now, have been hostile to her party. John Laurenson reports from Paris.
French presidential candidate Francois Fillon has suffered yet another blow. While Alain Juppe has signaled he's willing to step in, centrist party UDI has abandoned the Republicans and called for a new candidate.
Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been stripped of parliamentary immunity. The move allows a Paris court to prosecute her for posting images of "Islamic State" (IS) brutality on Twitter in 2015.