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The Making of Marine Le Pen

The nationalist leader's career is still shaped by her family's controversial past.

HENIN-BEAUMONT, FRANCE - MAY 07:  French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen casts her ballot as she votes for the 2nd round in a polling station on May 7, 2017 in Henin-Beaumont, France.  Liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron is facing far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in an election that has sewn sharp divisions in France.  (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)
HENIN-BEAUMONT, FRANCE - MAY 07: French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen casts her ballot as she votes for the 2nd round in a polling station on May 7, 2017 in Henin-Beaumont, France. Liberal candidate Emmanuel Macron is facing far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in an election that has sewn sharp divisions in France. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)Photographer: Sylvain Lefevre / Getty Images Europe

Marine Le Pen has placed herself among the front-runners to be France’s next president by ditching the anti-Semitic rhetoric that her father used to build up her party.

Yet Jean-Marie’s youngest daughter spent most of her life steeped in far-right ideology as the National Front grew on the fringes of French politics in the 1970s and 1980s.