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Far-right official: Brexit, Trump give French reason to vote

  • FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, Far-right leader and candidate for next spring presidential elections Marine le Pen from France celebrates after her speech at a meeting of European Nationalists in Koblenz, Germany. Le Pen is scheduled to give a speech to supporters at the congress center in Lyon, France, on Sunday Feb. 5, 2017, the second day of a conference by her anti-immigration National Front party. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, FILE)

    FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, Far-right leader and candidate for next spring presidential elections Marine le Pen from France celebrates after her speech at a meeting of European Nationalists in Koblenz, Germany. Le Pen is scheduled to give a speech to supporters at the congress center in Lyon, France, on Sunday Feb. 5, 2017, the second day of a conference by her anti-immigration National Front party. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

  • Far-right leader presidential candidate Marine Le Pen gestures as she speaks during a conference in Lyon, France, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Britain's decision to leave the European Union and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump have given the French a "reason to vote" because it can result in real change, the top lieutenant of far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen declared Sunday ahead of her long-awaited speech. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Far-right leader presidential candidate Marine Le Pen gestures as she speaks during a conference in Lyon, France, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Britain's decision to leave the European Union and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump have given the French a "reason to vote" because it can result in real change, the top lieutenant of far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen declared Sunday ahead of her long-awaited speech. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

  • Far-right leader presidential candidate Marine Le Pen acknowledges applauses as she arrives as to a conference in Lyon, France, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate, unveiled her platform Saturday at the start of a weekend conference, envisioning a thriving nation "made in France. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Far-right leader presidential candidate Marine Le Pen acknowledges applauses as she arrives as to a conference in Lyon, France, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. Marine Le Pen, the far-right presidential candidate, unveiled her platform Saturday at the start of a weekend conference, envisioning a thriving nation "made in France. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)  (The Associated Press)

The top lieutenant of far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says Britain's decision to leave the European Union and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump have given the French a "reason to vote" because it can result in real change.

Le Pen supporters were pouring into the congress center in Lyon on Sunday, the second day of a conference by Le Pen's anti-immigration National Front party. She will be speaking about her 144 presidential commitments unveiled a day earlier, a nationalist agenda aimed at throwing off the European Union, NATO and the status quo.

Florian Philippot said people who thought voting "served nothing" because it brought no change now have proof that an alternative is possible. He says he likes Trump's tweets because they "break the politically correct" mold.