I was so bored. I lay on my bed in my bedroom, my Kindle resting on my naked stomach, my small breasts rising and falling. They were little mounds, small handfuls of titties that had barely sprouted. It kept me looking girlish and childish, younger than my fifteen years.
Her godfather was Henri Botey, a relative of her father. She has two sisters: Yann and Marie Caroline. Inwhen Marine was eight, a bomb meant for her father exploded in the stairwell outside the family's apartment as they slept.
Her mother left the family inwhen Marine was Le Pen wrote in her autobiography that the effect was "the most awful, cruel, crushing of pains of the heart: She was a member of the Bar of Paris untilwhen she joined the legal department of the National Front.
Personal life[ edit ] Le Pen was raised Roman Catholic. She has three children with Chauffroy Jehanne, Louis, and Mathilde. They divorced in Inshe bought a house with Aliot in Millas.
She acquired her first political mandate in when she was elected a Regional Councillor for Nord-Pas-de-Calais. In the same year, she joined the FN's juridical branch, which she led until Inshe became president of Generations Le Pen, a loose association close to the party which aimed at "de-demonizing the Front National".
She became one of the two executive vice-presidents of the FN inwith responsibility for training, communication and publicity. Leadership campaign[ edit ] Early in Le Pen expressed her intention to run for leader of the FN, saying that she hoped to make the party "a big popular party that addresses itself not only to the electorate on the right but to all the French people".
It consists of shaping the Front National as the center of grouping of the whole French people", adding that in her view the FN leader should be the party's candidate in the presidential election. The party held a congress at Tours on 15—16 January. Controversy[ edit ] Marine Le Pen received substantial media attention during the campaign as a result of comments, made during a speech to party members in Lyon on 10 Decemberin which she compared the blocking of public streets and squares in French cities in particular rue Myrha in the 18th arrondissement of Paris for Muslim prayers with the Nazi occupation of France.
It is an occupation of sections of the territory, of districts in which religious laws apply There are of course no tanks, there are no soldiers, but it is nevertheless an occupation and it weighs heavily on local residents.
The imam of the Great Mosque of Paris and former president of the CFCM, Dalil Boubakeurcommented that though her parallel was questionable and to be condemned, she had asked a valid question.
A part of the French electorate considers her positions more nuanced, polished and detoxified than Jean-Marie Le Pen 's "provocations".
Her smiling, calm image contrasts with much of the stereotypes generally attributed to her political family. The opponents of the FN denounce it as a more-dangerous strategy because of its evident success.
The media and her political adversaries are accused of spreading an "unfair, wrong and caricatural" image of the National Front. She refuses the qualification of far-right or extreme-right, considering it a "pejorative" term: I don't think that our propositions are extreme propositions, whatever the subject".
In her speech in Lyon on 10 Decembershe mentioned the fate of gays living in difficult neighbourhoods, victims of religious laws replacing the republican law.
Her transnational allies share the fact that they have officially condemned antisemitismaccepted a more liberal approach toward social matters, and are sometimes pro- Israel such as the Dutch PVV. French historian Nicolas Lebourg concluded that she is looked upon as a compass for them to follow while maintaining local particularities.
However, on 8 November she posted a tweet congratulating Trump on his presidential victory. Germany's Angela Merkel has said she "will contribute to make other political forces stronger than the National Front" and Israel still holds a bad opinion of her party. Eric Zemmourjournalist for the conservative newspaper Le Figarowrote during the presidential election that the FN had become a left-wing party under the influence of adviser Florian Philippot.
She has also relaxed some political positions of the party, advocating for civil unions for same-sex couples instead of her party's previous opposition to legal recognition of same-sex partnerships, accepting unconditional abortion, and withdrawing the death penalty from her platform.
The predominant political theme was the uncompromising defence of a protective and efficient statewhich favours secularismprosperity and liberties. She also denounced the "Europe of Brussels" which "everywhere imposed the destructive principles of ultra-liberalism and free tradeat the expense of public utilities, employment, social equity and even our economic growth which became within twenty years the weakest of the world".
French presidential election, and Marine Le Pen presidential campaign, Le Pen on 19 November in Paris announcing her presidential candidacy top and singing " La Marseillaise " at the conclusion of her presentation bottom. On 11 Decembershe held her first campaign meeting in Metz  and from early January to mid-Aprilshe held similar meetings each week in the major French cities.
On 17 Aprilbetween 6, and 7, people took part in her final campaign meeting, held at the Zenith in Paris. Marine Le Pen came first in Gard. Le Pen polled first in Gard It is the small shopkeepers who are going under because of the economic crisis and competition from the out-of-town hypermarkets; it is low-paid workers from the private sector; the unemployed.
The FN scores well among people living in poverty, who have a real fear about how to make ends meet.French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has announced that the Front National party, founded by her father nearly a half-century ago, will now be called Rassemblement National (the National Rally.
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Marine Le Pen announces the changing of the Front National to Rassemblement. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP/Getty Images French far-right leader Marine Le Pen .