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Le Pen steps up anti-immigration rhetoric ahead of French election - Financial Times

Marine Le Pen has stepped up her anti-immigration and anti-Islam rhetoric as she seeks to mobilise her far-right party's base in the final days of campaigning before the first round of voting in a knife-edge French presidential election. The National ...and more »

Why the French presidential candidates are arguing about their colonial history - The Conversation US

Polls are tightening up, but Marine Le Pen, of the far-right National Front (FN) Party, seems likely to get through to the second, runoff ballot on May 10. Will the xenophobic populism that brought Brexit to the U.K. and Donald Trump to the White House ...and more »

Lining Up the French Elections - U.S. News & World Report

Last week, the building housing the campaign headquarters of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen was hit by a suspected arson attack – authorities reported no injuries and minor damage to the building. This week, Emmanuel Macron, the ...and more »

Meet the French Muslims backing Marine Le Pen - Middle East Eye

National Front leader reportedly won four percent of Muslim votes in 2012 presidential election. So how do things stand in 2017? National Front leader Marine Le Pen speaking on 30 March 2017 (AFP). Hassina Mechaï and Esther Thwadi-Yimbu's picture ...and more »

Marine Le Pen Leads Far-Right Fight to Make France 'More French' - New York Times

MARSEILLE, France — Slipping in polls in the final days before the start of France's presidential voting on Sunday, the far-right leader Marine Le Pen is rallying her base by hardening a line — already very hard — on her principal campaign theme ...and more »

How Marine Le Pen Relies on Dividing French Jews and Muslims - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Marine Le Pen, the National Front party leader who is among the frontrunners in France's upcoming presidential elections, made waves this month with her ...and more »

The Making of Marine Le Pen - Bloomberg

HENIN-BEAUMONT, FRANCE - MAY 07: French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen casts her ballot as she votes for the 2nd round in a polling station on May 7, 2017 in Henin-Beaumont, France. Liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron is facing far-right ...and more »

Why does Le Pen get so much support from young voters? -

Experts on French politics say the far-right has successfully attracted young people amid economic decline. by Shafik Mandhai & Ahmed El Amraoui. 20 Apr 2017. Paris, France - Plumes of darkened smoke rose from burning tyres early on a March morning in ...and more »

French Elections 2017 - teleSUR English

On Sunday French citizens will go to the polls in the first round of the country's hotly contested 2017 presidential elections. The elections pit leftist candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon against far-right National Front leader Marian Le Pen, centrist ...and more »

Macron Wants to Change France. But Will Voters Elect an Unknown? - New York Times

BAGNÈRES-DE-BIGORRE, France — In the final days before France's presidential election on Sunday, Emmanuel Macron was tramping through the snow high in the mountains near the Spanish border for a critical campaign stop near this tiny village where his ...and more »