Marine Le Pen, who came in a strong third place in the first round of the French presidential elections, has spurned incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, a fellow critic of the left. She appears to be hoping for a victory for the Socialist candidate so she can emerge as the face of the opposition. (Associated Press)

Marine Le Pen, who came in a strong third place in the first round of the French presidential elections, has spurned incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, a fellow critic of the left. She appears to be hoping for a victory for the Socialist candidate so she can emerge as the face of the opposition. (Associated Press)