Jean-Marie Le Pen

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  • **FILE** French Muslims attend a mass prayer Sept.16, 2011, at a prayer hall in a unused former fire station in Paris. (Associated Press)

    French Muslims get call to vote for president

    They are France's millions-strong minority with a voice that usually falls silent at election time. But this year, there is a special new effort to mobilize French Muslims to speak up at the ballot box in Sunday's presidential race — amid a surge of Islam-bashing among the French right.


  • Nicolas Sarkozy (Associated Press)

    Le Pen may be Sarkozy slayer

    Nicolas Sarkozy is parroting French far-right leader Marine Le Pen and embracing her anti-immigrant electorate in a desperate bid for a second term as president.


  • French Socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande (center) arrives April 22, 2012, at Brive Airport in Brive, France, after the first round of the presidential election. (Associated Press)

    Fringes cast shadow over French presidential election

    Socialist Francois Hollande and conservative Nicolas Sarkozy go head-to-head in France's presidential runoff, but a third figure looms large in the campaign: the leader of the nation's far-right National Front.


  • French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is running for re-election, and his wife, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, leave after casting their votes in the first round of French presidential balloting in Paris on Sunday, April 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Hollande, Sarkozy heading to French vote runoff

    Socialist Francois Hollande and conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy are heading for a runoff election in their race for France's presidency, according to partial official results in a vote that could alter the European political and economic landscape.


  • Marine Le Pen, at the National Front party's convention in Lille on Sunday, took over leadership of party last year from her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, and is a candidate with some following in the 2012 French presidential elections. Polls show her not far behind incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy. (Associated Press)

    Far-right leader tries to change her image

    Marine Le Pen has purged the old guard from her father's extreme-right National Front party and is reaching out to Jews, maligned under his leadership, in her bid to be the next president of France.


  • Briefly: Europe

    French far-right leader Marine Le Pen sought a unifying, presidential tone in a Labor Day speech on Sunday as she tried to bring her party closer to the political mainstream ahead of a general election due in April.


  • Nationalist Le Pen big loser in French vote

    PARIS — Jean-Marie Le Pen's role as a force in French politics appeared to be over after his ultra-nationalist party received its worst drubbing in 25 years in the first round of legislative elections on Sunday.


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