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


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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