If You Think 2016 Has Been Weird, Here Are 9 Political Shocks That No Longer Seem Impossible In 2017

As of November 2016, opinion polls showed Le Pen likely to win the first round of voting next April, but lose the runoff in May to whoever should be her opponent, Reuters reported.

Like Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom in the Netherlands and Germany’s anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), Le Pen’s National Front has a protectionist economic policies combined with a zero tolerance on law and order.

Le Pen herself has been credited with updating the language of the party, though many criticise her project as merely covering xenophobic policies.

While France’s electoral run-off system may work against her, Le Pen could be French President as soon as April next year.

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