Why has Marine Le Pen stepped down from the Front National?



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Meeting 1er mai 2012 Front National. blandinelc

Why did Front National leader Marine Le Pen step down as its president?

Announcing she was temporarily stepping down as leader of the Front National, a far-right party which has a history of racism and anti-Semitism, Marine Le Pen said she wanted to rise above party politics in her bid for the French presidency. She said:

“I will feel more free and above all, above party politics, which I think is important.”

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