In the fall of , as banlieues all over France burned, set alight by teens and immigrants enraged by their marginalization and their harassment by the police, Marine Le Pen prepared to release her memoir. It, too, begins with an explosion. Le Pen published her memoir in the spring of , during a leave of absence from the National Front prompted by the first of her several public splits with her father.
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Over the past five years, she has taken far-right National Front party — which was founded by her father — from a marginalised voice to one of the most important forces in French politics. Le Pen officially launched her election campaign on February 5, and the latest polls show she is set to win the first round of the presidential election in April. Though she has been in politics for the better part of two decades, and members of her family are in politics too, not much is known about Le Pen's private life, which she guards ferociously.
He also served as Honorary President of the National Front from to He graduated from faculty of law in Paris in Le Pen focuses on issues related to immigration to France , the European Union , traditional culture and values , law and order , and France's high rate of unemployment. His controversial speeches and his integration into public life have made him a figure who polarizes opinion, considered as the "Devil of the Republic" among his opponents or as the "last samurai in politics" among his supporters. His longevity in politics and his five attempts to become President of France have made him a major figure in French political life. His progress to the second round in the presidential election left its mark on French public life and the "21st of April" is now a frequently used expression in France. He was expelled from the party by his daughter Marine in , after new controversial statements. Jean Le Pen was born in French Brittany, like his ancestors, and had started work at the age of 13 on a transatlantic vessel.