Lebanon’s Maronites and Le Pen

/ Tahrir Forum

Lending support, however symbolic, to France’s far right leader could tarnish the position of Lebanon’s Christians, and by extension the country’s image in the Arab World.

Marine Le Pen’s Challenge

Young, modern, and media friendly, the daughter of National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen has recast the extreme right party as a less xenophobic, more palatable, movement. But if the National Front fails to shed its racist ideology, it is unlikely to build on its electoral successes.