The Heat: Marine Le Pen – France’s next president?

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Just about three months from now France will elect a new president to replace the outgoing Francois Hollande.

The French election is one of the most unpredictable in decades. It could result in another political earthquake, like Brexit in the United Kingdom, or Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. last year.

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front, a far-right party, is doing well in recent polls. The charismatic candidate is, like Trump, talking tough on immigration and trade. And, she is appealing to voters by offering France-first type policies.

For more on Le Pen’s campaign, CGTN’s Owen Fairclough reports.

What possibilities does Marine Le Pen have to become France’s next president:

  • Leela Jacinto, international news reporter with France 24.
  • Yasser Louati, human rights activist and a former spokesperson for the advocacy group, Collective Against Islamophobia in France. 

The Heat: Marine Le Pen – France's next president? Pt 1

The Heat: Marine Le Pen – France's next president? Pt 1

Just about three months from now France will elect a new president to replace the outgoing Francois Hollande. The French election is one of the most unpredictable in decades. It could result in another political earthquake, like Brexit in the United Kingdom, or Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. last year. Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s National Front, a far-right party, is doing well in recent polls. The charismatic candidate is, like Trump, talking tough on immigration and trade. And, she is appealing to voters by offering France-first type policies. For more on Le Pen's campaign, CGTN's Owen Fairclough reports. What possibilities does Marine Le Pen have to become France's next president: Leela Jacinto, international news reporter with France 24. Yasser Louati, human rights activist and a former spokesperson for the advocacy group, Collective Against Islamophobia in France.
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Joining the panel to discuss the possibilities of a Le Pen victory:

  • Ansgar Graw, senior Washington correspondent, for German newspaper “Die Welt”

The Heat: Marine Le Pen – France's next president? Pt 2

The Heat: Marine Le Pen – France's next president? Pt 2

Just about three months from now France will elect a new president to replace the outgoing Francois Hollande. The French election is one of the most unpredictable in decades. It could result in another political earthquake, like Brexit in the United Kingdom, or Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. last year. Joining the panel to discuss the possibilities of a Le Pen victory: Ansgar Graw, senior Washington correspondent, for German newspaper "Die Welt"
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