French elections: Who is 28-year-old far-right leader Jordan Bardella? | World News | Sky News

The son of an Italian immigrant has 1.2 million followers on TikTok and is often flooded with selfie requests at campaign events, with his catchphrase “France is disappearing” part of his party National Rally’s anti-immigration rhetoric.

In the next two presidential elections in 2017 and 2022, Ms Le Pen – the daughter of the National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen – improved her vote share – so why did she put a then 27-year-old Mr Bardella in charge instead?
This would allow her to focus on her presidential campaign bid for 2027 and continue with her long-term rebrand of the party, which changed its name from the National Front to National Rally (RN) in 2018 to remove the last of her father’s in


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