French far-right Front National party’s links with the United Arab Emirates

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France’s far-right Front National party is attempting to find funding from abroad for the 2017 presidential election campaign of its leader Marine Le Pen, who has been unable to convince French banks to provide the sizeable loans the party needs. Among potential foreign backers the party has already had contacts with is the United Arab Emirates which, according to one of Le Pen’s close entourage, financed an official visit she made to Egypt in 2015. Marine Turchi reports.

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With six months to go before the first round of next year’s presidential elections, France’s far-right Front National party is actively seeking funds from abroad for its campaign behind party leader Marine Le Pen.