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Brigitte Bardot is supporting Front National candidate Marine Le Pen in the 2012 French Presidential Election.
Jacques Chirac was reelected in 2002, mainly because his socialist rival Lionel Jospin was defeated by the extreme right wing candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen.
* Marine Le Pen, a French politician
However, a third contender, Jean-Marie Le Pen, unexpectedly obtained slightly more than Jospin in the first round of elections:
* Jean-Marie Le Pen 16. 86 %
Jean-Marie Le Pen, however, was widely recognized as a controversial nationalist candidate, and in the second round a vast majority of the voters rejected him:
* Jean-Marie Le Pen 17. 79 %
* Extreme-right candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen qualifies for second round of French Presidential Elections.
Thousands take to the street all over France to protest against Le Pen.
** Chirac ( 19. 88 %), Le Pen ( 16. 86 %), Jospin ( 16. 18 %), Bayrou ( 6. 5 %), Lauguiller ( 5. 72 %), Mamere ( 5. 25 %), Chevenement ( 5. 32 %), Besancenot ( 4. 5 %), Saint-Josse ( 4. 0 %), Hue ( 3. 6 %).
While not being present in the national parliaments of France and the United Kingdom, Jean-Marie Le Pen of the National Front came second in the first round of the 2002 French presidential elections, and in the 2009 European Parliament election, the UK Independence Party came second, beating even the Labour Party, while the British National Party managed to win two seats for the first time.
** Marine Le Pen, French politician
* April 21 – French presidential election, 2002: The first round results in a runoff between Jacques Chirac and the leader of the main French far-right party, Jean-Marie Le Pen.
It had been expected that he would face incumbent prime minister Lionel Jospin ( PS ) in the second round of elections ; instead, Chirac faced controversial far right politician Jean-Marie Le Pen of National Front ( FN ) who came in 200, 000 votes ahead of Jospin.
All parties outside the National Front ( except for Lutte ouvrière ) called for opposing Le Pen, even if it meant voting for Chirac.
The 14-day period between the two rounds of voting was marked by demonstrations against Le Pen and slogans such as " Vote for the crook, not for the fascist " or " Vote with a clothespin on your nose ".
Chirac wrote he considered firing Sarkozy before, and conceded responsibility in allowing Jean Marie Le Pen to advance in 2002.
He was labelled a far-right populist by his opponents and in the media, but he fiercely rejected this label and explicitly distanced himself from " far-right " politicians such as the Belgian Filip Dewinter, the Austrian Jörg Haider, or Frenchman Jean-Marie Le Pen whenever compared to them.
Fortuyn was compared with the politicians Jörg Haider and Jean-Marie Le Pen in the foreign press.
An explicit comparison with Le Pen was made by Ad Melkert, then lijsttrekker of the Labour Party, who said in Emmen on 24 April 2002:
Jean-Marie Le Pen (; born 20 June 1928 ) is a French right-wing and nationalist politician who is founder and former president of the Front National ( National Front ) party.
Le Pen has run for the French presidency five times, most notably in 2002, when in a surprise upset he came second, polling more votes in the first round than the main left candidate, Lionel Jospin.
Le Pen lost in the second round to Jacques Chirac.
Le Pen again ran in the 2007 French presidential election and finished fourth.
Le Pen focuses on immigration to France, the European Union, traditional culture, law and order and France's high rate of unemployment.

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Since the 2002 civil war in Côte d ' Ivoire, relations between it and Burkina Faso have been filled with accusations of Burkinabé support for rebels on one side and claims of mistreatment of Burkinabé workers on the other .< ref > Blaise Campaoré :<< La crise ivoirienne inquiète le Burkina >>, Le Figaro, December 11, 2005 </ ref > Côte d ' Ivoire remains Burkina Faso's largest regional trading partner in spite of their disputes and tens of thousands of Burkinabés continue to work in the Ivory Coast.
The Le Fantasque class of 1935 carried five 138 mm ( 5. 4 in ) guns and nine torpedo tubes, but could achieve speeds of, which remains the record speed for a steamship and for any destroyer.
Le Mans 1967 remains the only truly all-American victory in Le Mans history-American drivers, team, chassis, engine and tyres.
Le Fanu worked in many genres but remains best known for his mystery and horror fiction.
The IMSA GT Series evolved into the American Le Mans Series ; the European races eventually became the closely related Le Mans Series, both of which mix prototypes and GTs ; the FIA remains more interested in its own GT and GT3 championships, with the ACO's rules the basis for the LMS and ALMS.
Monge died at Paris on July 28, 1818, and his remains were interred in a mausoleum in the Le Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
Le Nôtre's garden was the dominant structure of the great complex, stretching nearly a mile and a half ( 3 km ), with a balanced composition of water basins and canals contained in stone curbs, fountains, gravel walks, and patterned parterres that remains more coherent than the vast display Le Nôtre was to create at Versailles.
Most of the area was declared a historic district in the 1970s, including the remains of the Le Beau Plantation, as well as the original St. Bernard Jail.
In Le docteur Pascal ( set in 1872 ), Zola tells us that Eugène becomes a deputy in the legislative assembly and remains a staunch defender of the Emperor and the Empire after the Franco-Prussian War.
Duran Duran's MTV Unplugged remains a memorable performance not only for the band's return to the charts, but also as Le Bon's return to the stage.
There remains some controversy as to the extent to which Gassendi subscribed to the so-called libertinage érudit, the learned free-thinking that characterised the Tétrade, the Parisian circle to which he belonged, along with Gabriel Naudé and two others ( Élie Diodati and François de La Mothe Le Vayer ).
" Noé's depiction of gay criminal Le Tenia inexplicably raping female lead, Alex, remains the film's most controversial image.
The fort was built on remains of a Crusader fort called " Le Seffram ".
The song " Auprès de ma blonde " or " Le Prisonnier de Hollande " (" The Prisoner of Holland "), in which a French woman grieves for her beloved who is held prisoner by the Dutch, appeared during or soon after the Franco-Dutch War-reflecting the contemporary situation of French sailors and soldiers being imprisoned in the Netherlands-and remains an enduring part of French culture up to the present.
When Liu Can was overthrown by Jin Zhun, and Shi Le established his state, many of the Huá ( 滑 ) around Pingyang fled west along the Silk Road causing the Xionites to harass Persia-though Pingyang remains the centre of the Huá ( 滑 ) clan even today.
In 1841, two Le Portel sailors were on the ship Belle Poule, that brought back the remains of Napoleon.
The style of the front covers of Les Éditions de Minuit books remains almost as sparse as the wartime edition of Le Silence de la mer.
After the death of his father-in-law in 1766, Louis XV of France annexed the duchy and turned the castle into a barracks, but much of the original construction has survived, and what remains is open to the public and the chateau's intricate parterre gardens, designed by Yves Hours ( a pupil of André Le Nôtre ) in 1711 and Louis de Nesle in 1724, are a public park today.
Advocating that the FN remains a non-denominational party, Marine Le Pen regularly states her attachment to secularism ( laïcité ) in French society.
Le Grand Prix de Deauville, though not a Group 1 race, remains very prestigious ; since its origin the winner ’ s names and emblems are posted on the walls of the grand hall of the race track.
Today, " Le Régent " as it came to be known, remains in the French Royal Treasury at the Louvre, where it has been on display, since 1887.

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