Marine Le Pen storms into the lead in French presidential election polls

Marine Le Pen emerged on top after the first round of voting

 

NATIONAL Front leader Marine Le Pen has emerged as a serious contender in the race to become the next French president after taking a commanding lead in the latest election polls.

Le Pen took 29 per cent of the vote, eight points ahead of former president Nicolas Sarkozy, who has since withdrawn from the race. Continue reading