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Marine Le Pen is a lawyer by profession, a French right-wing politician and the president of the Front National, the third-largest political party in France, since 16 January 2011. She is the youngest daughter of the French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen, former president of the FN and currently its honorary chairman, and Marion Maréchal-Le Pen's aunt. She joined the FN in 1986, its Executive Committee in 2000 and was a vice-president of the FN for eight years. She currently is an ex-officio member of the FN Executive Office, Executive Committee and Central Committee. She has been a regional councillor since 1998, a Member of the European Parliament since 2004 and was a municipal councillor in Hénin-Beaumont, Pas-de-Calais for three years. In 2010, she was a candidate for the leadership of the FN set up by Jean-Marie Le Pen on 5 October 1972. She successfully succeeded him during the FN congress in Tours, Indre-et-Loire. On 16 January 2011, she was elected with 67.65% as the second president of the Front National. (via Freebase)