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.
The polls had it right this time: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen topped round one of France's presidential elections. Despite the political establishment throwing its weight behind Macron ahead of the May runoff, Le Pen is fighting hard, as DW's Barbara Wesel explains.
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One of the main issues dividing French presidential candidates Macron and Le Pen is protectionism. However, it was local-level lawmakers behind an initiative which has spread across France in a direct challenge to the EU. The "Moliere clause" bans employees based in other EU countries from working on French building sites if they can't speak French.
Misuse of funds by Marine Le Pen's party may have cost the European Parliament more than twice as much as estimated, a source has said. It's just one of the charges leveled against the French presidential candidate.
The move follows a request by French prosecutors to further an investigation into whether Le Pen abused EU funds to pay party assistants. The presidential candidate has dismissed the allegations as a "bare-faced lie."
Centrist Emmanuel Macron has urged France to not "give into fear" after the attack. After stepping down as National Front leader, far-right Marine Le Pen has described herself as the "candidate to protect French people."