Marion Le Pen Becomes Youngest French MP in Modern History

Henry Samuel, Telegraph (London), June 17, 2012

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, Jean Marie Le Pen’s 22-year old granddaughter has become France’s youngest MP in modern political history, clinching one of two seats for the far-Right National Front—its first in a quarter of a century.

Miss Maréchal-Le Pen, a law undergraduate, came top in her constituency in the southeastern Vaucluse department wtih 49.09 per cent of the vote after a rival Socialist refused to bow out to her mainstream Right rival.

Her grandfather, who founded the anti-immigrant, anti-EU party and turns 84 this week, was by her side last night to toast her victory. His party won 35 seats in 1986 only to lose them all after proportional representation was scrapped. It had only one other since, in 1997, but the result was cancelled shortly afterwards.

“I am happy to the spokeswoman for this French youth that tomorrow will be spearhead new hope in the shape of the National Front,” she said from the Provençal town of Carpentras. “6.4 million French voters have already joined us (in presidential elections) and it’s just the beginning.”

Family celebrations among France’s far-Right dynasty were slightly marred however by the fact that Marine Le Pen, Mr Le Pen’s daughter and FN leader, lost a bitterly close battle in the constituency of Hénin Beaumont in the northern Pas de Calais. Miss Le Pen lost by just 118 votes to a Socialist, and called for a recount.

Despite her personal defeat, the FN leader described her niece’s entrance into parliament as a “huge success” for her party that had “finally smashed a glass ceiling in place for the past 25 years”.

“The new make-up of (French) political life is underway. Tonight the UMP is paying for its ideological contradictions and its political compromises.

Her father said he had mixed feelings. “A part of me is rejoicing and another is in pain,” he said.

The other far-Right MP was flamboyant lawyer Gilbert Collard in the southern Gard department.

Marion Le Pen

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  • anmpr1

    Are there no adult men capable of leading?  Or is that question sexist?

  • Spartan24708

    Lovely young lady- should have a few years on her for that sort of position however.

  • Jeremy Johnson

    This is welcome news, Marion est une belle femme.  Though its unfortunate that Marine narrowly missed out.  The reason that the Front National hasn’t won a seat for many years is that France uses a two-round voting system, instead of proportional representation or first past the post.  This means that even if a Front National candidate recieved more votes then the other parties, there would still be another round of voting between the top two candidates.  With France’s suicidal mass immigration experiment, it makes it harder for a nationalist politician get elected, as these new ‘frenchmen’ vote mostly for socialists who bribe them welfare freebies and promise to bring the rest of their family over.  It is the same situation in Canada with the liberal party.  Hopefully the Western world will awake to the dire threat of mass immigration before its too late to turn the tide.

  • Kurt Plummer

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    “I am happy to the spokeswoman for this French youth that tomorrow will be spearhead new hope in the shape of the National Front,” she said from the Provençal town of Carpentras. “6.4 million French voters have already joined us (in presidential elections) and it’s just the beginning.”
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    I’m not sure but that this doesn’t forebode the moment when the last generation of French Youth realizes that it’s too late to win back their nation by fairplay and turns to force instead as they realize how badly sold out they have been and how little they stand to inherit from their parent’s selfish naievete`.

    At that point, a woman in command of a revolutionary reactionist Front Nationale will be compromised by -any- sign of weakness as refusal to enter the battlefield and support openly those who act in her name.

    Neither of these women impress me as Joan Of Arc material and yet if they do not think along those lines (I foresee a time when 2025 France is like 1925 Germany, filled with the armies of the political parties and their racial as radical hangers on) they run the risk of becoming ‘overtaken by events’.

  • I cannot say I have looked into French political history, so I might have to look this up later out of curiosity……. 

    The article states “His {FN} party won 35 seats in 1986 only to lose them all after proportional representation was scrapped”. 

    Was the win of those 35 seats the DIRECT reason for the change of system in the mid-late 1980s? I suspect it has to be linked…..but I would have to look up the official reasons given before I jump to conclusions.

    It would not surprise me in the slightest to discover that they changed the methods because they did not like what a more accurate “democracy” delivered.

  • eunometic

    There has been a lack of involvement of women in the pro white movement. They are 50% of our race and who with and when and how many children they decide to have decides the fate of our race. They also vote.

    The LePenn ladies are all well educated, receive much personal FLAK. In addition classy pro white ladies neutralise the feminist/marxist anti whites accusations of misogyny.

    Wherever I see women involved I see progress.