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Who is Francois Fillon?

Socially conservative, free market and pro-Russia are just some of the terms used to describe France's centre-right candidate for next year's presidential election.

Socially conservative, free market and pro-Russia are just some of the terms used to describe France's centre-right candidate for next year's presidential election.

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What do we know about Marine Le Pen's policies?

Trump's victory has given a boost to European populists such as the Front National leader tipped to do well in 2017 French presidential election.

Trump's victory has given a boost to European populists such as the Front National leader tipped to do well in 2017 French presidential election.

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Charlie Hebdo cartoonist targets Marine Le Pen

French far right leader Marine Le Pen is given the comic book treatment by a Charlie Hebdo cartoonist who explores the “dark side” of the woman who could make it to make it to the second round of Fran

French far right leader Marine Le Pen is given the comic book treatment by a Charlie Hebdo cartoonist who explores the “dark side” of the woman who could make it to make it to the second round of Fran

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UN human rights chief blasts Western 'demagogues'

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein accuses prominent Western politicians of peddling fear and hate in the same way as Islamist extremists.

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein accuses prominent Western politicians of peddling fear and hate in the same way as Islamist extremists.

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Why France is the most likely to be the next to quit the EU

Exclusive: France is the most likely country to follow Britain in voting to quit the European Union amid a ‘bankruptcy of ideas’ about how to tackle its well-placed Eurosceptics, experts say, two mont

Exclusive: France is the most likely country to follow Britain in voting to quit the European Union amid a ‘bankruptcy of ideas’ about how to tackle its well-placed Eurosceptics, experts say, two mont

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Strasbourg voters unite against Le Pen's National Front

France’s National Front party failed to make a major breakthrough in the country’s regional elections. The party, led by Marine Le Pen, failed to win

France’s National Front party failed to make a major breakthrough in the country’s regional elections. The party, led by Marine Le Pen, failed to win

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'Une petite surprise' for France's far-right National Front

France’s far-right National Front has failed to win the big breakthrough it was hoping for in Sunday’s (December 13) local election run-offs after

France’s far-right National Front has failed to win the big breakthrough it was hoping for in Sunday’s (December 13) local election run-offs after

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France's far-right fails to win a single region in elections

There was applause for the leader but the indications are France’s far-right National Front has failed to win a single region in the second round of

There was applause for the leader but the indications are France’s far-right National Front has failed to win a single region in the second round of

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National Front's rise to France's 'top party'

France’s National Front (FN), a kind of father-to-daughter family party, was co-founded by Jean-Marie Le Pen in the 1970s. It was popular under his

France’s National Front (FN), a kind of father-to-daughter family party, was co-founded by Jean-Marie Le Pen in the 1970s. It was popular under his

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Many French voters shocked at Le Pen's breakthrough

Many French voters say the result of the first round of voting has come as a shock. The far-right National Front of Marine Le Pen made sweeping gains

Many French voters say the result of the first round of voting has come as a shock. The far-right National Front of Marine Le Pen made sweeping gains

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Turnout slightly up in early stages on French regional elections

Voter turnout was slightly up on five years ago in early voting in the French regional elections on Sunday. The trend strengthened as the day wore

Voter turnout was slightly up on five years ago in early voting in the French regional elections on Sunday. The trend strengthened as the day wore

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Everything you need to know about France's regional elections

What are the elections taking place on December 6 and 13? The elections are to decide which party runs each region of France. It’s nothing to do with

What are the elections taking place on December 6 and 13? The elections are to decide which party runs each region of France. It’s nothing to do with

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France's Front National under fire for police acquittal tweets

Marine Le Pen and members of France’s Front National party have come in for criticism over their reaction to the news that two police officers were

Marine Le Pen and members of France’s Front National party have come in for criticism over their reaction to the news that two police officers were

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France's Front National suspends founder Jean-Marie Le Pen

France’s Front National party (FN) has suspended founder Jean-Marie Le Pen over inflammatory remarks amid an ongoing feud with his daughter, current

France’s Front National party (FN) has suspended founder Jean-Marie Le Pen over inflammatory remarks amid an ongoing feud with his daughter, current

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Femen protest disrupts Marine Le Pen's May Day rally

The Front National leader was taken aback by three topless activists who interrupted her annual speech in Paris, making Nazi salutes from a nearby balcony.

The Front National leader was taken aback by three topless activists who interrupted her annual speech in Paris, making Nazi salutes from a nearby balcony.

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Le Pen grand-daughter to replace FN founder in French regional poll

Marion Marechal-Le Pen, the grand-daughter of France’s Front National (FN) founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen, is to replace him as candidate in regional

Marion Marechal-Le Pen, the grand-daughter of France’s Front National (FN) founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen, is to replace him as candidate in regional

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The genesis of a family feud at the top of France's National Front

The father and daughter duo at the head of France’s far-right National Front party may well truly be a thing of the past. The Le Pen family drama has

The father and daughter duo at the head of France’s far-right National Front party may well truly be a thing of the past. The Le Pen family drama has

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France: National Front leader to oppose father in election bid

The leader of France’s far-right National Front, Marine Le Pen​ says she will oppose her father standing in upcoming regional elections, as a rift in

The leader of France’s far-right National Front, Marine Le Pen​ says she will oppose her father standing in upcoming regional elections, as a rift in

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French conservatives deliver Socialists sharp slap in local polls

Fans of France’s ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy threw out a cheer after the centre-right UMP party he leads looked to have won some two thirds of the

Fans of France’s ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy threw out a cheer after the centre-right UMP party he leads looked to have won some two thirds of the

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Sarkozy denies far-right Marine Le Pen victory in French local elections

Setting the conditions in France for a “massive swing back to the right and centre”. That’s the view of centre-right UMP party leader Nicolas Sarkozy

Setting the conditions in France for a “massive swing back to the right and centre”. That’s the view of centre-right UMP party leader Nicolas Sarkozy

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French regional vote: Polls suggest Front National has mediocre first round

Initial exit polls suggest Le Pen's Front National has had a disappointing first round in the French elections, while Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP looks set to triumph.

Initial exit polls suggest Le Pen's Front National has had a disappointing first round in the French elections, while Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP looks set to triumph.