Love her or loathe her, it’s unlikely that Marine Le Pen, the French political figure who leads National Rally (formerly known as the National Front) is mentally abnormal.

However, a French court has ordered her to submit to a psychiatric evaluation which is part of its investigations into her posting of Islamic State executions on social media in 2015.

Jean-Luc Melenchon, Le Pen’s leftist rival, said: “This is not how we will weaken the far-right.”

Picture source: Andy Hay