Marion Maréchal-Le Pen Biography

Marion Jeanne Caroline Maréchal-Le Pen, the granddaughter of Front National party founder Jean-Marie Le Pen and niece of presidential contender Marine Le Pen, made a significant impact on French politics during her time as an MP for Vaucluse’s 3rd constituency. At the age of 22, she became France’s youngest MP in modern political history and quickly became the face of FN. Known for her hard-line stance and efforts to attract a broader range of voters, Marechal-Le Pen clashed with her aunt on various issues. She was considered a leader of the traditionalist and Catholic party faction, defending French culture and Christian roots. Popular in the country’s southeast and among young voters, she was even described as a “rising star” by US President Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon. However, in May 2017, Marechal-Le Pen surprised many by quitting politics and expressing her desire to gain experience in business.

Quick Facts

  • French Celebrities Born In December
  • Also Known As: Marion Jeanne Caroline Maréchal, Marion Maréchal-Le Pen
  • Age: 34 Years, 34 Year Old Females
  • Family: Spouse/Ex-: Matthieu Decosse; (m. 2014; div. 2016), father: Roger Auq, mother: Yann Le Pen, children: Olympe (b. 2014)
  • Political Leaders
  • French Women
  • Height: 5’9″ (175 cm), 5’9″ Females
  • Notable Alumni: Panthéon-Assas University
  • City: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
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  • Education: Panthéon-Assas University

Childhood & Early Life

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen was born on December 10, 1989 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. Her mother is Yann Le Pen and there is controversy surrounding her biological father. According to ‘L’Express,’ her biological father was Roger Auque, a journalist who passed away in 2014. Marion comes from a family of politicians, with her maternal grandfather, Jean-Marie Le Pen, founding the Front National party in 1972. Her father was the leader of the Front National Youth movement from 1992-1999, and her aunt Marine Le Pen has been the FN president since January 2011. Marion became interested in politics at the age of 15 and joined the FN as a member when she turned 18.

Career

In the 2008 municipal elections, Marion Maréchal-Le Pen was a candidate on the FN list but was not elected. She also ran in the 2010 regional elections but was not successful. Despite studying public business law at Panthéon-Assas University, she decided to give up her studies in 2012 to pursue politics full-time. She ran for parliamentary candidacy in Vaucluse’s 3rd constituency and won, becoming the youngest citizen to enter the French Parliament at the age of 22. Marion served as a member of the FN’s executive board and made her first public speech. She also appeared as a candidate on a municipal list in her constituency. Marion introduced a constitutional private member’s bill and cosigned four other private member’s bills. In 2015, she was chosen by her party to be the leading FN candidate in the southeastern region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in the regional elections. Although she lost in the second round, she received the best result for an FN candidate. In May 2017, after her aunt’s defeat in the presidential election, Marion announced that she was quitting politics for personal and political reasons.

Social & Political Views

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen opposes same-sex marriage and participated in mass demonstrations against it. She believes that same-sex marriage would open the door to polygamy. Marion also believes that France is not an Islamic country and that Islam should not have the same place in public life as Christianity. She opposes certain aspects of Islamic culture, such as wearing a veil and the construction of large mosques. Marion is against the reinstatement of capital punishment and prefers life imprisonment without parole. Despite her modern appearance and manner of speaking, she promotes social conservatism.

Personal Life & Legacy

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen sued ‘L’Express’ for invading her privacy when the magazine claimed there was a dispute regarding the identity of her biological father. She won the case in April 2015. Marion married Matthieu Decosse, a businessman, in 2014, but they divorced in 2016. They have a daughter named Olympe. Marion has been questioned about her stance against homosexuals adopting babies, and she explained that she fought for children’s right to have a mother and a father because her biological father had abandoned her.

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