Le Pen is convinced that her anti-immigration, anti-Islam views can lead her to the presidency in five months.
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Donald Trump's election looms large over the race for president of America's oldest ally France, where mainstream candidates all style themselves as uniquely qualified to prevent the far-right from causing a similar upset. Trump's accession to the White House and what it might mean for National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen's chances are expected to feature prominently in their exchanges.Both former President Nicolas Sarkozy and ex-Prime Minister Alain Juppe claim to be the best-placed to keep Le Pen out of power, in Sarkozy's case by borrowing some of the FN's ideas on immigration and Islam, and in Juppe's by trying to unite French voters against her.The man with the longest CV in French politics has cast himself as a bulwark against both Le Pen, whose party topped the vote in last year's regional elections, and Sarkozy.Trying to warm up for Juppe Monday, the leader of the allied centrist UDI party cast Sarkozy as the Gallic Trump.
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