They are called Jordan, Bruno, François and Jimmy. They are 20-years-old and have decided to join France’s far-right National Front (FN), led by Marine Le Pen. They are the party’s new faces, its friendly showcase.
These youths have become the party’s main strategic tool, smoothing its image and transforming it into an acceptable political party. Le Pen does not hesitate to push them onto the front lines, ensuring their names are high up in organisation charts and asking them to lead local election campaigns.
She uses them to ensure the French forget the party’s embarrassing past and the legacy of her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen. It is as if the party has no history but only a future.