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Latest update : 2014-06-11

France's National Front: Le Pen father and daughter at loggerheads

Marine Le Pen has worked hard to distance herself and the National Front party from her father and its honorary president Jean-Marie Le Pen, first and foremost from the racist and anti-Semitic outbursts he has become famous for. But the old demons resurfaced last week with the elderly Le Pen issuing a highly controversial remark on the Jewish singer Patrick Bruel, prompting a very unusual public tiff between him and his daughter.

By Marc PERELMAN

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2014-10-28 French politics

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With the European Commission reviewing France's budget for next year, the French government has found itself in the awkward position of the student anxiously waiting for the...

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2014-10-21 French politics

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2014-10-14 France

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Should job seekers have less benefits? For years, merely asking that question was a taboo for the left. But in the space of a few days, both the Prime Minister and the Minister...

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2014-10-07 French politics

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He certainly did not expect his political comeback to be a walk in the park. But former French president Nicolas Sarkozy probably did not imagine that his conservative rivals...

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For the third time this year, the ruling Socialists have been shown a red card by the French electorate. Last Sunday, they lost their majority in the Senate, which is now...

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