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France: Jean-Marie Le Pen to launch new political group

  • Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the Front National (FN) in France, is launching his own political group after he was suspended from the far-right party for his racist and anti-Semitic remarks.

    The 86-year-old Le Pen, who is the honorary president of the FN, has slammed his daughter, Marine, the head of the FN, saying her actions were scandalous amid an escalating family feud in the party.

    Le Pen said that his new group would not be a rival to the FN.

    Marine Le Pen has tried to make her party politically more acceptable in France in recent years. 

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