With ‘Echo of Trump,’ French Far-Right Leader Le Pen Launches Presidential Bid

Lauren McCauley, staff writer – CommonDreams  
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Marine Le Pen

Riding on the coattails of far-right victories in the U.S. and U.K., France’s Marine Le Pen officially launched her bid for president on Sunday with a speech and manifesto full of populist talking points and anti-immigrant fervor.

“The impossible has suddenly become possible…Other countries have shown us the way,” the head of the Front National (NF) party declared in Lyon, pointing to the surprise Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s presidential victory.

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