Tactical moves by Socialists hands power to Sarkozy's conservatives.
A new poll shows Marine Le Pen and her niece Marion trailing the Republicans.
A new poll finds that among France's Catholics, the FN is more popular than the ruling Socialists.
The National Front founder also called for illegal immigrants to be deported.
After attacks, the party's leader, Marine Le Pen, insists her country must take back control of its borders.
Merkel knows the refugee crisis could make or break her leadership, and tear Europe apart.
The leader of the National Front said she will attend the October 20 trial.
"I think that the political refugees are an ultra-minority," she said during a radio interview.
The decision upholds a previous ruling that the postal vote of party members Marine Le Pen used to determine her father's fate was against the party's rules.
Marion Maréchal Le Pen hopes Jean-Marie Le Pen will not reverse his endorsement
The National Front's executive committee, chaired by Le Pen's daughter, Marine, held a disciplinary hearing.
The leader of the National Front on the U.S. immigration system and Europe's migrant crisis.
National Front founder says he will not stand in regional polls following row over Nazi gas chamber comments.
"100% of places of radicalisation are mosques," says Marine Le Pen's vice-president.
Le Pen has spoken out before about her support of Russia's annexation of Crimea.
Marine Le Pen's Front National is banking on building a base of local officials to become more mainstream.
The Front National leader made the pledge during an interview with a Greek TV channel.
The far-right Front National failed to come out on top in France's local elections, but its leader remains a serious presidential contender.
Pre-election polls had the right and hard-right groupings neck and neck.
The footballer lambasted France as a "shit country" after his team lost yesterday.
Marine Le Pen's party has been referred to the EU anti-fraud body.
The French nationalist leader reportedly had assigned reading from a tutor to appear more cultured.
The Front National seems the main beneficiary of a month of woe that went beyond the Paris attacks.
The Front National Leader would beat Hollande and Sarkozy if election were held tomorrow.
The far-right Front National leader was not invited to the 'Republican' march organised by President Hollande.