Who is Marine Le Pen? Meet the National Front leader who could take France out of the EU
Who is Marine Le Pen? Marine Le Pen is the leader of France’s National Front (FN) and a frontrunner in next year’s presidential elections.
She took over leadership of the FN after her father and the party’s founder Jean-Marie Le Pen stepped down in January 2011. He was later expelled from the far-right movement by his daughter after he said the Holocaust was “a detail of history”.
Ms Le Pen was born in 1968, the youngest of three girls. Aged eight, she survived a bomb attack on the family home, planted by enemies of her father.
She soon began accompanying Mr Le Pen to meetings and rallies,... read more
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