France election: What could a Marine Le Pen presidency look like? Expert opinion


He said: “She changed the party’s name, has sought to promote a friendlier personal brand, and where once she advocated France leaving the EU [European Union] she now speaks of greater French sovereignty within the EU.”

On Sunday, April 24 Ms Le Pen will look to topple the reign of Emmanuel Macron and prevent him from securing a second term as French President.

Many pollsters, including Politico, have the pair split by just a handful of percentage points, though Mr Macron is still the favourite to win.

Mr Reland explained that Ms Le Pen had been able to close the gap to her rival as a result of the French public becoming disillusioned with the incumbent President.



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