Marine Le Pen hopes to break glass ceiling in unprecedented French presidential TV debate

Marine Le Pen will on Monday night seek to break the glass ceiling in polls currently predicting she stands virtually no chance of becoming France’s next president, as the five main candidates spar in an unprecedented televised debate.

While the rivals have been on the road for weeks, the consensus is that France’s presidential race starts proper when millions tune in on Monday night at 8.30pm local time to the first of three marathon debates.

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