Marine Le Pen

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May 23, 2022

Marine Le Pen, born August 5, 1968 in Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine), is a French politician. She joined the National Front (FN) as soon as she came of age, the main far-right party in France, led by her father Jean-Marie Le Pen. She held several local mandates from 1998 (regional councilor of Île-de-France, Nord-Pas-de-Calais then Hauts-de-France, municipal councilor of Hénin-Beaumont) and seat from 2004 to 2017 in the European Parliament, where she co-chairs the Europe of Nations and Freedoms (ENL) group from 2015. She was elected president of the National Front at its 2011 congress. Candidate for the 2012 presidential election, she came third in the first round, obtaining 17.9% of the votes cast. Again a National Front candidate in the 2017 presidential election, she qualified for the second round, which she lost to Emmanuel Macron by obtaining 33.9% of the vote. During the legislative elections that followed, she was elected deputy in the eleventh constituency of Pas-de-Calais. In 2021, she left the head of the National Rally and launched her campaign as a candidate for the 2022 presidential election. In the first round of the election, she came second and qualified for the second round for the second time. She was beaten by Emmanuel Macron but totaled 41.5% of the vote, which was her highest result in a presidential election.

Personal situation

Origins

Marion Anne Perrine Le Pen was born on August 5, 1968 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, the youngest of the three daughters of Jean-Marie Le Pen and his first wife, Pierrette Lalanne. When she was baptized on April 25, 1969 under the first name of Marine in the Church of the Madeleine, her father gave her as godfather Henri Botey. She is also the aunt of Marion Maréchal, whom she raised with her sister Yann between her birth and her meeting with Samuel Maréchal. On the night of November 1 to November 2, 1976, she and her family were victims of an attack. The bomb destroyed the Parisian home of his father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, at 9, villa Poirier. The twenty kilos of explosives, one of the largest charges that Paris has known since the Second World War, destroy an entire part of the five-storey building. Apart from a few scratches due to shards of glass, Marine Le Pen is unscathed, as are her two sisters Marie-Caroline and Yann, who slept with her.

Family life

After Marine Le Pen's mother, Pierrette Lalanne, fell in love with a journalist who came to interview her at the family home in Saint-Cloud, her parents separated in 1984, when she was 16. The event takes a media turn of which she lives very badly certain adventures. The same year, she began a relationship with her father's communications officer, Lorrain de Saint Affrique. In June 1997, she married Franck Chauffroy, a company director who had worked for the National Front. From this marriage were born three children, Jehanne, born in 1998, and the twins Louis and Mathilde, born in 1999,,,, baptized in the traditional Catholic church of Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet. Divorced in April 2000, she remarried in December 2002 to Éric Iorio, former national secretary of the FN for elections and former regional councilor of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, from whom she divorced in June 2006. From 2009 , her companion was Louis Aliot, himself divorced, secretary general of the National Front from October 2005 to May 2010 then vice-president of the party since January 2011. Louis Aliot announced their separation in September 2019. She lived until 2014 in an outbuilding of the Montretout property in Saint-Cloud in the inner suburbs of Paris, where the Le Pen family settled in the late 1970s.