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Marine Le Pen's niece abandons politics after Front National's heavy defeat  

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen said the decision to quit politics was an ‘emotional wrench’, but was justified by personal and political reasons.Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the niece of Front National leader Marine Le Pen and one of the far-right party’s only two MPs, is abandoning politics after her aunt’s heavy defeat to centrist Emmanuel Macron in Sunday’s French presidential run-off.

In a letter to her local paper to be published in full on Wednesday, the 27-year-old, a hugely popular figure with activists, said she would not be standing for re-election in next month’s general election, exposing deep divisions in the party. Read more HERE

Published on 11/05/2017 @ 16h00   | |