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Dr Rainbow Murray, How Being a Woman Helped Marine Le Pen

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When voters in France cast their ballots in the first round of the country’s presidential election on Sunday, Marine Le Pen, the candidate of the far-right National Front (FN), is projected to become the second woman in French history to advance to the second round of a presidential election. Dr Rainbow Murray says: “If anything [her gender] has provided a slight benefit. She’s actively set out to detoxify the party brand and I think her gender has helped.”
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