Far-right leader Marine Le Pen heads French presidential poll

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Survey suggests president of Front National would win first round of voting if election were held today - but lose in second round.

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The leader of France’s controversial anti-immigration party Front National, Marine Le Pen has emerged as the frontrunner ahead of the country’s 2017 presidential election according to a poll conducted by French polling agency Ifop and published today in this week’s issue of Marianne magazine, reports Newsweek.