France’s youngest MP

This 22 year old has just been elected to the French Parliament, becoming their youngest MP since 1791.

Normally I would approve of such an election. Time magazine describes Marion as “Intelligent, articulate and exceptionally easy to gaze upon” – a description hard to dispute.

However there is a downside. Her full name is Marion Maréchal-Le Pen. She is the grand-daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen and got elected as a MP – a feat even her aunt and party leader failed to achieve. She is already being touted as a future Leader.

Incidentally in 1986 introduced proportional representation, and the result was the National Front won 35 seats in the French Parliament. They abolished proportional representation for the next round of elections, and they were reduced to one MP.

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