- Title: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen hails Donald Trump win
- Date: 9th November 2016
- Summary: LE PEN LEAVING AFTER STATEMENT
- Embargoed: 24th November 2016 14:26
- Keywords: Le Pen Front National Donald Trump elections America USA presidentials
- Location: NANTERRE, FRANCE
- City: NANTERRE, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA00357Q679J
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:France's far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen congratulated Donald Trump for his U.S. presidential election victory on Wednesday (November 9) and said she hoped the same kind of upset would happen in France next year.
"What happened last night wasn't the end of the world but the end of a world. The Americans gave themselves a president of their choosing and not the one that the establishment wanted them to rubber-stamp," Le Pen told reporters at the National Front headquarters.
Opinion polls show Le Pen is likely to win the first round of French presidential elections next April but lose the second runoff round in May to whoever should be her opponent.
France's National Front has been building support for its anti-immigration, anti-European Union stance in recent years.
Marine Le Pen argued that Trump's victory is part of a much wider revolt by voters against political elites worldwide, an above all in her case France.
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