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Published: Mon, November 14, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

French Far Right Leader Le Pen: Trump Win Boosts Her Chances

French Far Right Leader Le Pen: Trump Win Boosts Her Chances

Mr Marr admitted that the decision and timing had "offended and upset" people but claimed that it is a journalist's responsibility to report that Ms Le Pen could be in power next year.

Polls indicate Ms Le Pen has a fighting chance to win the Elysee Palace in French presidential elections in the spring - chances seen as raised by Donald Trump's shock win last week.

Donald Trump's USA election was a victory of the people against the elite, France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen said on Sunday, adding she hoped the French would follow suit next year and make her president.

She also dismissed allegations of racism made against National Front and criticised North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as a "tool for ensuring that countries that are part of it comply with the will of the United States".

In an interview with the BBC broadcast on Sunday, Le Pen drew parallels between the USA election result with the rise of European nationalist movements and the Brexit vote.

"Maybe Ukip is trying to counter the demonisation they are victim of by saying "we are the good guys and the National Front are the bad guys", they can do so, but I don't feel obliged to follow this strategy, because, frankly, I feel it's a little bit ridiculous".

The far right leader claimed that the rise of nationalism across Europe was not a mirror of the 1930s.

She claimed that her election would be the third act of a "global revolution" in which Britain has voted to leave the European Union and Donald Trump has been elected USA president.

She also said France was "full up'" and should not let any more immigrants into the country.

Even candidate for Ukip leadership Suzanne Evans attempted to distance herself from the National Front after Ms le Pen had claimed that the two parties were not dissimilar.

The French politician told the BBC there is "no reason to be scared of Russia", and described it as another European country, adding that historically the state enjoyed a relationship with France based on friendship and trade. Don't broadcast on Remembrance Sunday.

Marr himself also defended the decision.

When asked whether muslims were welcome, she said they were not going to welcome any more people full stop.

"For me, if some people refuse to accept the French constitution, or to comply with French laws, if they refuse to comply with our codes, our values, our French lifestyle - well, we'll act accordingly", she explained.

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has declared that after Brexit and Donald Trump, her victory in French elections is the next step in the political wave sweeping the globe.

'In the end, we are a news programme and I don't think the best way to honour the fallen is to fail to report on the next big challenge to Western security'.

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