who wins lots of votes from upper-class French twats who don't like black people and who think capitalism would be an OK system if only everyone was white.
He's a racist and has got done for race crimes in France. He leads a party called the Front Nationale (FN) which is a sister party of fascist groups elsewhere and which used to be an openly fascist party, but which has started pretending that they're only really about nationalism and law and order.
Le Pen is virulently anti-immigrant, blaming immigrants for the fact that they're persecuted by the police and that global capitalism makes them poor. He thinks that civil liberties are "laxisme", i.e. excessive freedom, because he wants France to become a police state so that cops can persecute black people more easily. He thinks he's tough but he and his wimpy followers hide behind lines of cops all the time whenever the left is around. He got banned from elections a while back for trying to rig them.
He's such a twat that even his own secretary got fed up with him and ran off and set up his own party. He got into the presidential run-off a little while ago on a technicality but got beaten hands-down by Chirac. The slogan of the left was "vote for the crook, not the Nazi".
He claims to be the embodiment of the French race, but how comes he's got an English surname? It should be "la plume", surely?
Jean Marie Le Pen is founder and current leader of the National Front (FN), a French nationalist party. Le Pen is also a lawyer, a combat veteran of wars in Indochina and Algeria, a member of the European Parliament and a patriot.
40% of French voters have voted for FN at least once. French voters have elected thousands (not hundreds, but thousands) of FN mayors, governors, regional directors, MPs, MEP and city councilmen. Cities under FN control, such as Orange, are marked by less crime and a stronger economy.
FN draws support from all levels of French society. There are large and active FN organizations for accountants, lawyers, college professors, physicians, students, union members, military veterans, policemen, and school teachers. In recent elections FN has received significant support from working class voters, especially in the east and north, who formerly supported the Communist and Socialist parties.
This success has drawn the ire of anti-French and anti-European forces. Le Pen was blinded in one eye by a communist. The electoral laws were changed to prevent FN representation in the National Assembly (NA). By vote volume, and by the tenets of democracy, FN should constitute 20% of the NA rather the current 0%. FN charities which provide hot meals and warm clothing to the homeless were prevented from their mission when a judge ruled the pork soup provided to the destitute constituted an outrage against Jews and Muslims.
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Not a nazi (nazism and fascism are different things). Deeply conservative and probably aristocratic, wanting to rebuild France from the soft and lazy governments that have been around since the third republic.
Jean-Marie Le Pen. Vote for your favourite piece of stationery!