When Jean-Marie Le Pen made it to the second round in 2002, France was in a very different mood.
Marine Le Pen of the far right National Front and independent Emmanuel Macron advance to the runoff on May 7.
France's Front National party has tried to distance itself from anti-Semitism – with limited success.
Many politicians in the West – from backers of Brexit to Donald Trump – have convinced voters that immigrants are hurting their economies. The evidence suggests otherwise.
Sweeping changes to employment law are of far greater concern than allegations that the Front National has been avoiding tax.
The founder of France's far-right movement and his daughter, the current president, have had a spectacular and very public falling out.
Jean-Marie and Marine need to split up in a way that benefits them both.