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France's Le Pen vows to stand up against China in Indo-Pacific

Far-right leader is tipped to run Macron close in 2022 presidential election

Marine Le Pen speaks to Nikkei Asia at her office in Paris. (Photo by Mailys Pene-Lassus)

PARIS -- Nationalism has been sweeping Europe over the last decade or so, with countries from the U.K. to Hungary now led by flag-waving leaders. France could be next.

Marine Le Pen, a far-right French politician, is tipped to run incumbent Emmanuel Macron close in next spring's presidential election. Macron's popularity will depend on his government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Le Pen is seeking to woo voters by focusing on public safety issues.

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