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One in five vote for Marine Le Pen as Nicolas Sarkozy is beaten into second place

Publié par Clifford Armion le 23/04/2012

Henry Samuel

According to official forecasts, the 43-year-old daughter of the founder of the National Front (NF) secured between 18.2 and 20 per cent of the vote, performing even better than Jean Marie Le Pen’s shock result in 2002, when he won 17 per cent.

At her press conference on Sunday night she burst into a rendition of La Marseillaise in front of delirious supporters waving the national flag.

“Whatever happens over the next two weeks, the battle for France has only just begun,” she said.
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"One in five vote for Marine Le Pen as Nicolas Sarkozy is beaten into second place", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2012. Consulté le 24/07/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/one-in-five-vote-for-marine-le-pen-as-nicolas-sarkozy-is-beaten-into-second-place