NewsMarine Le Pen's National Rally leads in France's exit polls

Marine Le Pen's National Rally leads in France's exit polls

Marine Le Pen in archival photos. This is how she used to look.
Marine Le Pen in archival photos. This is how she used to look.
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1 July 2024 18:03

The exit poll results following the parliamentary elections in France indicate that the party associated with Marine Le Pen garnered the most support. Today, she is a prominent figure in the country; however, in the past, she mainly stood in the shadow of her father, also a politician.

It seems that there is a new wave in France. After the first round of the parliamentary elections, the exit poll indicates that the far-right National Rally received the most support. Its leading figure, Marine Le Pen, has been assuring for weeks that she is ready to take power. Thus, Emmanuel Macron's political future seems quite uncertain.

Marine Le Pen in archival photos. This is how she looked many years ago

How will the political landscape in France look now, and will the high support for the National Rally also have consequences for our country? We will probably find out soon. Although Le Pen plays the leading role in the media today, years ago, she remained in the shadow of her famous father, a politician.

Jean-Marie Le Pen, as we are discussing here, was famous for his very controversial views, and many still accuse him of anti-Semitism or racism. His daughter has distanced herself from his past statements and even excluded him from party activities. She also changed the name of the party to avoid negative connotations. As we can see, this move was successful.

Let's recall: She threw her father out of the party and has two divorces on her record. This is Marine Le Pen's private life. "There are no men in the house. Only women."

Privately, Le Pen is one of the three daughters of the politician and was not always drawn to this field of life. She is a lawyer by education, and it was in this field that she fulfilled herself in the past. Because her father was a prominent figure in her youth, she sometimes appeared alongside him publicly. Thanks to this, we know what she looked like in her youth.

In one of the archival photos, Marine is just 18 years old; in another, she is photographed full of joy just after becoming a lawyer. It is impossible not to notice that Le Pen has remained faithful to her blonde hair, which has become her trademark.

See how she looked back then. Has she changed a lot?

From left: Jean-Marie Le Pen, Yann Le Pen, Marine Le Pen, and Marie-Caroline Le Pen
From left: Jean-Marie Le Pen, Yann Le Pen, Marine Le Pen, and Marie-Caroline Le Pen© Getty Images | Jean-Jacques BERNIER/GAMMA-RAPHO
Marine Le Pen years ago
Marine Le Pen years ago© Getty Images | jean pierre fizet
Marine Le Pen in May 1987. She was only 18 years old then.
Marine Le Pen in May 1987. She was only 18 years old then.© Getty Images | Raymond PIAT/GAMMA-RAPHO
Marine Le Pen at present
Marine Le Pen at present© Getty Images | © 2024 Bloomberg Finance LP
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