The strong showing [in France] by the National Front will alarm Europe’s liberal progressives, with the party long associated with racism and anti-Semitic statements. Le Pen’s father, Jean-Marie, was prosecuted several times while party leader for Holocaust denial, once referring to the deaths of millions of Jews as a “detail in the history of World War Two”. He has also been prosecuted for incitement to discriminate against Muslims. Since becoming leader in 2011, Marine Le Pen has sanctioned or ejected party members found to have made racist comments in an attempt to make the party more palatable to French voters. Her policies focus on reduced immigration and take an anti-EU stance.