Far-right Le Pen challenges Macron for French presidency – BBC News

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“Nothing is impossible,” President Emmanuel Macron has warned, as polls suggest his far-right rival Marine Le Pen is closer than ever before to winning the presidency.

A month ago Le Pen was trailing President Macron by 10 points and fighting for a place in the second round against him but now she’s seen as the clear favourite to challenge him for the presidency after Sunday’s first round.

Marine Le Pen has led the Front National party for years since taking over leadership from her father.

If she does make it through to the next run-off election opinion polls suggest for the first time that a Le Pen victory could be possible.

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Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017. In the legislative elections a month later, Macron’s party, renamed “La République En Marche!” (LREM), secured a majority in the National Assembly. At the age of 39, Macron became the youngest president in French history.

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