Who is Marine Le Pen? the 2022 presidential candidate,
Political life, family, Career and net worth.
Marine Le Pen a French politician who contested for the French presidential since 2012 is born to parent’s Jean- Marine Le Pen and Pierrette Le Pen on 5 August 1968. She is the last amongst the 3 children of the former party leader.
Marine Le Pen announced her third candidacy for the presidency in the 2022 election. She went on to lose in the second round to Macron after placing second in the first round.
Le Pen has led crusades of “de-demonisation of the National Front” reduce its image, along withrestricted expulsion of contributors accused of racism, antisemitism or Petainism. She expelled her father from the party in August 2015, after he made controversial statements
Supportive remarks made of Vladimir Putin and Russia in the past, by Le Pen as an ally of France would still be welcomed but only if the condemned the war in Ukraine comes to an end
Early life and Education
Le Pen has sisters: Yann and Marie Caroline. In 1976, whilst Marine become eight, a bomb supposedfor her father exploded in the stairwell outside the family’s condo as they slept.The blast ripped a hollow withinside the outside wall of the building, however Marine, her older sisters and their dad and mom had been unharmed
She was a student at the Lycée Florent Schmitt in Saint-Cloud. Her mother left the family in 1984 when Marine was 16. Le Pen wrote in her autobiography that the effect was “the most awful, cruel, crushing of pains of the heart: my mother did not love me. “Her parents divorced in 1987.
Legal studies and work
Le Pen studied law at Panthéon-Assas University, graduating with a Master of Laws in 1991 and a Master of Advanced Studies (DEA) in criminal law in 1992. Registered at the Paris bar association, she worked as a lawyer for six years (1992–1998), appearing regularly before the criminal chamber of the 23rd district court of Paris which judges immediate appearances, and often acting as a public defender. She was a member of the Paris Bar until 1998, when she joined the legal department of the National Front.
Le Pen married Franck Chauffroy, a business of the National Front. She has three children with Chauffroy (Jehanne, Louis, and Mathilde). Le Pen and Chauffroy separated in 2000, she married Eric Lorio in 2002, the former national secretary of the National Front and a former adviser to the Regional election in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. The couple divorced in 2006.
Le Pen is currently known to be dating Louis Aliot, who’s of ethnic French Pied-Noir and Algerian Jewish heritage. He became the National Front general secretary from 2005 to 2010, then the National Front vice president. She has lived in La Celle-Saint-Cloud together with her three kids since September 2014. She owns an apartment in Hénin-Beaumont. In 2010, she acquired a house with Aliot in Millas.
Growing through the ranks of National Front from 1986 to 2010, Marine Le Pen joined the FN in 1986, age 18. She received her first political mandate in 1988 after being elected as a Regional Councilor for Nord-Pas-de-Calais. In the same year, she joined the FN’s juridical branch, which she led until 2003.
Le Pen had become president of Generations Le Pen in 2000, a free affiliatio close to the party which aimed at “de-demonizing the Front National”. furthermore, a member the FN Executive Committee (French: bureau politique) in 2000, and vice-president of the FN in 2003. In 2006, she took charge of the presidential campaign of her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen.
She became one of the two executive vice-presidents of the FN in 2007, with responsibility for training, communication and publicity.
In the 2007 parliamentary election, Le Pen contested Pas-de-Calais’ 14th constituency but lost out to incumbent Socialist MP Albert Facon.
The bold decision of becoming the front runner and leader of Front National, expressed her intension of making the party “a big popular party that addresses itself not only to the electorate on the right but to all the French people”.
she launched her leadership campaign at Cuers, During a meeting in Paris on 14 November 2010, she stated that her objective was “not only to assemble our political family. 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 2012 presidential election.
On several occasions during her campaign, she ruled out any political alliance with the Union for a Popular Movement. She also distanced herself from some of Jean-Marie Le Pen’s most controversial statements, such as those relating to war crimes, which was reported in the media as attempts to improve the party’s image. While her father had attracted controversy by saying that the mass murder of Jews in gas chambers during the Holocaust was “a detail of the history of World War II”, she described genocide as “the height of barbarism”.
In December 2010 and early January 2011, FN members voted by post to elect their new president and the members of the central committee. Marine Le Pen was elected as the new president of the FN, with 67.65% of the vote (11,546 votes to 5,522 for Bruno Gollnisch), and Jean-Marie Le Pen became honorary chairman.
Lost consecutive presidential 2022
In January 2020, Le Pen declared her third candidacy for president of France in the 2022 presidential election. On 15 January 2022, she launched her campaign.
February 2022, Le Pen’s presidential campaign hit the rock after supposed ally switched sides Stéphane Ravier, the only Senator from her political party, publicly endorsed her far-right presidential rival Éric Zemmour.
Le Pen lost, on 22 April after first round of election, she participated in a televised debate against Macron. She was defeated in a run-off against Emmanuel Macron on 24 April.
Mrs. Le Pan is estimated to be worth around $850,000