France's Le Pen sizes up her rivals

National Front leader aims to capitalise on the failures of both Sarkozy and Strauss-Kahn in her run for the presidency.

    The leader of France's National Front has criticised both President Nicolas Sarkozy and Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the Socialist Party presidential hopeful, in an interview with Al Jazeera's Jacky Rowland.

    Marine Le Pen is hoping to use the failures of both men to her advantage in her run for the French presidency as the leader of the far-right party founded by her father.

    She says Sarkozy is too weak to enforce French laws while Strauss-Kahn's people knew he had a "problem with women".

    Defending French culture, Le Pen says Muslims should adapt when they come to Christian-based Europe and she will not tolerate the enforcement of halaal meals in schools among other places because they are foreign to its culture.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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