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Tensions Emerge in France's Far-right after Election Loss

Tensions Emerge in France's Far-right after Election Loss

Thursday, 07 September 2017 12:38 PM

PARIS (AP) — Tensions within France's far-right National Front party, on the rise since leader Marine Le Pen's resounding loss in the country's May presidential race, are hitting a crescendo as Le Pen prepares to reset party priorities.

The firing of a regional official — a close friend of Le Pen's top lieutenant, Florian Philippot, whom some claim is no longer loyal — set off the sparks.

Sophie Montel's exit from her post as local president of the National Front in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comte region was being made official Thursday before a TV interview by Le Pen. It also comes two days before Le Pen's annual address from a village said to symbolize the "France of the forgotten."

The National Front forms the opposition to French President Emmanuel Macron's party.

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