Jean-Marie Le Pen (FRANCE)

Jean-Marie Le Pen (born 1928) is a controversial French politician. He is the president of the nationalist party Front National, widely considered to be far right. Le Pen is known for advocating a ban on immigration to France from countries outside Europe, and withdrawal or at least far greater independence from the European Union. He has run in several French presidential elections, qualifying for the second-round of the 2002 election, where he challenged current president Jacques Chirac. He joined the Foreign Legion in 1954, seeing action in Indochina and Algeria .