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 French court has ordered a psychological assessment of far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a case about the dissemination of extremely violent images. Le Pen says the order is part of a government plot to discredit her.
More jobs, more growth - it's with this promise that Emmanuel Macron made it to the Elysee Palace. Exactly one year ago, he triumphed against the Front National's Marine Le Pen. But has he kept to his promise? Are the French better off one year after Macron's landslide victory?
The group hailed the elderly French MEP as "our guide and leader for the oncoming struggles and victories!" The National Front co-founder has been an independent since his daughter kicked him out of the party in 2015.
The far-right party must transform into a "rallying point to form a majority," Le Pen said at a party congress. She has tried to capitalize on a newfound visibility after her near-success at the presidential election.