The Tell: 5 things you don’t know about Marine Le Pen—‘France’s Trump’

With France’s presidential runoff election over, the right-wing candidate’s global profile is higher than ever, even as she looks to have lost by a sizable margin to centrist Emmanuel Macron.

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To her supporters, Le Pen—often called “France’s Trump”—is a straight-talking and patriotic leader who would beat back both Islamic State terrorists and European Union bureaucrats. Critics view her as a xenophobic fascist who is wrong to want France to bid adieu to both the EU (“Frexit”) and the euro EURUSD, +0.0000% , the continent’s shared currency.


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