Le Pen’s long quest for power in France


Marine Le Pen has been far-right leader for more than a decade and this is her third presidential election

Marine Le Pen has been on a journey, taking France’s far right to within touching distance of the presidency.

Even after she took over the leadership of her father’s National Front in 2011, she spent years trying to reach the point of dédiabolisation (de-demonisation) considered necessary to turn an extremist force into a party that believes it is on the verge of power.

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