France's Jean-Marie Le Pen Protests Party Expulsion in Court

October 5, 2016 9:15 AM

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French far-right firebrand Jean-Marie Le Pen wants a court to force the party he founded to let him back in, after he was expelled for anti-Semitic comments that embarrassed his daughter Marine as she pursues the French presidency.

In court Wednesday west of Paris, the 87-year-old argued his expulsion from the National Front last year violated party procedures. He also wants 2 million euros ($2.2 million) for his suffering.

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