Jean-Marie Le Pen
Jean-Marie Le Pen (born June 20, 1928) is a French politician. He was born in La Trinitié-sur-Mer, Brittany, France. He is the leader of the National Front which is a far-right political party in France. He stands for immigration restrictions, the death penalty, raising incentives for homemakers, and is against the EU. He is strongly against same-sex marriage, euthanasia and abortion.
Jean-Marie Le Pen founded the French National Front in 1972 and has been its leader ever since. He became a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in 1984 and has run for President of France five times; in 1974, 1988, 1995, 2002 and 2007. He managed to come second in the 2002 election. Le Pen has often been considered to have xenophobic and antisemitic views and was accused of having practised torture when he fought in the Algerian War (1954-1962).[source?]
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- "Jean-Marie Le Pen Biography". Biography.com. http://www.biography.com/people/jean-marie-le-pen-20929665. Retrieved 11 February 2013.