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Controversial right-winger Marine Le Pen surges in polls and is now twice as popular as France’s President Hollande

Far right French nationalist politician Marine Le Pen has stormed ahead of President Hollande in latest figures revealed by a poll measuring voting intentions ahead of next year’s presidential elections.

This is democracy – Marine Le Pen deserves the test of French power

And while France’s chattering classes agonise over what this might mean for the future of their country, those elsewhere ponder the impetus that a victory in France might give to the centrifugal forces already gathering in Europe. A Le Pen presidency plus a British vote to leave the EU could summarily end the 20th-century European dream.