Marine Le Pen's presidential campaign: One step closer?

After months of near-silence, the leader of France's National Front party Marine Le Pen has come one step closer to launching her campaign to become France's next president when elections take place in May next year. In a speech at the weekend in the southern town of Fréjus, Le Pen said that if elected she would defend national sovereignty. Opinion polls all show that the National Front is almost certainly guaranteed a place in the second round of next year's presidential elections.