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Marine Le Pen to run in 2022 French elections

Far-right National Rally's leader Marine Le Pen said on Thursday she will run in the 2022 French presidential elections, insisting she wants to "unite the French people."

In 2017, Le Pen lost in the second round of the country's presidential elections to France's current president Emmanuel Macron, receiving 34% of the vote. On the other hand, in May 2019 Le Pen's party defeated Macron's Republique en Marche in the European elections by winning 23% of the vote.

Since October 2018, protests over the fuel and wealth taxes known as the "yellow vests movement" have been raging in the country, causing Emmanuel Macron's approval rating to drop.

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