Powerful Women Fight for France's Future

Despite its biggest electoral success in history, the far-right National Front is not going to become a real force in French politics.
Anne Hidalgo, mayor-elect of Paris, shows why Marine Le Pen's brand of far-right ideology won't win. Photographer: Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images

Marine Le Pen, leader of France's far-right National Front, proclaimedthe birth of "a third major political force" after her party's victories in the country's latest municipal elections. Happily, she has a lot of competition for the title of strongest woman in French politics.

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