Far-right 'poster girl' aims to grab Riviera in regional elections

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Front National’s Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, 25, is at the fore of a crucial new battle in the party’s grassroots rise across France.

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As the sun set over the palm trees of the French Riviera and the millionaires’ yachts bobbed in the harbour, crowds of flag-waving supporters were squeezed into a tiny hall in Antibes, cheering a young woman styled by her admirers as a Joan of Arc of the far-right, reports The Guardian.