Marine Le Pen

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Marine Le Pen
MEP
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Marine Le Pen in 2014
Leader of the National Front
Assumed office
15 May 2017
Preceded by Steeve Briois (Interim)
In office
16 January 2011 – 24 April 2017
Preceded by Jean-Marie Le Pen
Succeeded by Jean-François Jalkh (Interim)
Member of the National Assembly
for Pas-de-Calais's 11th constituency
Assumed office
June 2017
Preceded by Philippe Kemel
Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
14 July 2009
Constituency North-West France
In office
20 July 2004 – 13 July 2009
Constituency Île-de-France
Regional Councillor
Assumed office
26 March 2010
Constituency Nord-Pas-de-Calais
In office
28 March 2004 – 21 March 2010
Constituency Île-de-France
In office
15 March 1998 – 28 March 2004
Constituency Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Municipal Councillor
In office
23 March 2008 – 24 February 2011
Constituency Hénin-Beaumont
Chair of Europe of Nations and Freedom
Assumed office
15 June 2015
Serving with Marcel de Graaff
Preceded by Position established
Personal details
Born Marion Anne Perrine Le Pen
5 August 1968 (1968-08-05) (age 49)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Nationality French
Political party National Front (1986–present)
Other political
affiliations
SIEL
(2011–present)
Spouse(s) Franck Chauffroy (div.)
Eric Lorio (div.)
Domestic partner Louis Aliot (2009–present)
Relations Jean-Marie Le Pen (father) Marion Maréchal-Le Pen (niece)
Children Jehanne, Louis, Mathilde
Alma mater Panthéon-Assas University
Occupation Politician
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholicism[1]
Website www.marinelepen.fr

Marine Le Pen (French pronunciation: ​[ma.ʁin lə.pɛn]; born Marion Anne Perrine Le Pen; 5 August 1968) is a French politician. She was the leader of the National Front (FN) political party from 2011 until her resignation in 2017.[2] She is a lawyer. She is the youngest daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, who was leader of FN for many years. She is the aunt of Marion Maréchal-Le Pen.

Marine Le Pen and her family has been the target of an assassination attempt in 1976 when she was 8 years old. She has studied law at Panthéon-Assas University and has become a barrister. She joined the National Front in 1998 and rose to prominence, being elected in several positions such as Member of the European Parliament in 2004, to finally succeed to her father at the head of the party in 2011.

Since that, she has led a movement of "de-demonization of the National Front" (in reference to her father's nickname "The Devil of the Republic") in order to detoxify it and soften its image. She is considered to be far more republican and democratic than her controversial and nationalist father. Her success is also based on a renovated political speech and a renewed team. She got the best FN score at the 2012 French presidential election and her party have progressed in next elections until shoving the traditional bipartism between right and left wings in France.

She has been ranked among the most influential people in the 2011 and 2015 Time 100.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Marine Le Pen waiting in the shadows". economist.com. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  2. "Marine Le Pen steps down as Front National leader". The Irish Times. April 24, 2017.