Jean-Marie Le Pen is a French politician who led the National Front party from its foundation in 1972 until 2011.
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His progression in the late 1980s is known as the "Lepénisation des esprits" or "Le Pen-isation" of spirits due to its noticeable effect on mainstream political opinion.
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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.
The European Union is a politico-economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe.
France received immigrants in successive waves during the 19th and 20th centuries.
He advocates immigration restrictions, the death penalty, raising incentives for homemakers, and euroscepticism.
Homemaking is a mainly American term for the management of a home, otherwise known as housework, housekeeping, or household management.
Euroscepticism literally means criticism of the European Union.
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 progress to the second round in the 21 April 2002 presidential election left its mark on French public life, and the "21st of April" is now a frequently used expression in France.
His longevity in politics and his five attempts to become president of France have made him a major figure in French political life.
He was expelled from the party by his daughter Marine Le Pen on 20 August 2015 after new controversial statements and found himself marginalized in the French political landscape.
Marion Anne Perrine Le Pen, known as Marine Le Pen, is a French lawyer and politician, and is running to be the next President of France.
Marine is an adjective meaning of or pertaining to the sea or ocean.