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Jean-Marie Le Pen

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Honorary President of the National Front
Assumed office
16 January 2011
Leader Marine Le Pen
Preceded by Position established
Personal details
Born
Jean-Marie Le Pen

20 June 1928 (1928-06-20) (age 91)
La Trinité-sur-Mer, France
Political party Jeanne Committees (2016–)
National Front (1972–2016)
TV Committees (1964–1966)
FNC (1957–1961)
UDCA (1956–1957)
Spouse(s) Pierrette Lalanne
(m. 1960; div. 1987)
Jeanne-Marie Paschos
(m. 1991)
Relations Marion Maréchal-Le Pen (Granddaughter)
Children 3, including Marine
Residence Saint-Cloud, Paris, France
Alma mater Panthéon-Assas University
Profession
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Website jeanmarielepen.com

Jean-Marie Le Pen (born June 20, 1928) is a French politician. He was born in La Trinitié-sur-Mer, Brittany, France. After receiving his law diploma, he enlisted in the Foreign Legion from 1953-1957.

He was the leader of the French National Front (FN) from 1972 until 2011, which is a far-right political party in France.

He stands for immigration restrictions, the death penalty, raising incentives for homemakers, and is against the EU.

Jean-Marie Le Pen founded the FN in 1972 and has been its leader ever since. He became a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in 1984 and has run for President of France five times; in 1974, 1988, 1995, 2002 and 2007. He came second in the 2002 election.

The youngest of his three daughters is FN leader Marine Le Pen. His granddaughter is FN MP Marion Maréchal-Le Pen.

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