Jean-Marie Le Pen withraws National Front candidacy after family feud

Founder of France’s National Front (FN), Jean-Marie Le Pen has said he is pulling out of regional elections. The move follows a fierce public fracas with his daughter and current leader of the far-right party, Marine.

Le Pen said in Monday’s edition of the conservative French newspaper “Le Figaro” that he would not be standing for FN in France’s south-east Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

In a parting shot to his daughter Marine, however, Le Pen told the French daily: “If she accepts, I think she would head a very good list [of candidates].
“She is certainly the best, I am not going to say after me, but she is,” Le Pen said.
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