The southern French town of Fréjus has become a symbol of far-right candidate Marine Le Pen's breakthrough. DW correspondent Max Hofmann went to the stronghold of Front National support ahead of the presidential election run-off.
Marine Le Pen has warned her party could die within months after a French court seized party funds. And she has found some unlikely supporters in her appeal.
The EU funds Le Pen has been ordered to repay relate to money she claimed for a parliamentary secretary. The court said Le Pen "has not been able to prove that her assistant performed actual work for her."
Le Pen published the photos in response to a journalist who had compared the far right to jihadi militants. The Front National politician faces up to three years in prison if found guilty.
The French Front National's congress this weekend is an attempt to relaunch the far-right party ahead of next year's European elections. But can the party regain its mainstream appeal? Lisa Louis reports from Paris.
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