>> Marine Le Pen wants Santa to bring her a softer image. France's far-right National Front leader arriving for a Christmas market photo op in Paris. She's already to reach the second round of the presidential elections. Now, she needs to broaden her appeal. The strategy? Rebranding her anti-immigration and EU Party with a kinder face.
> My wish is for France to pick a leader who thinks of the people. Who stops defending the interests of certain groups. Personal interests. Financial interests.>> The National front want to show what they call the real France. Pen. So far, the party served a wave of anti establishment sentiment that saw Brexit earn victory for Donald Trump in the US.
But, for many their image is still tarnished by the past and the party's former leader her father the Pen senior accused of racism and holocaust denial In her new campaign, Marine has ditched her last name and the old flame logo, replaced instead by a blue rose. Her challenge is to stop voters of all hues uniting to keep her out.
Right now, polls show mainstream right candidate, Francois Fenelon on course for a big win.