France's Jean-Marie Le Pen steps back to ease family feud

April 13, 2015 9:13 AM

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France's Jean-Marie Le Pen steps back to ease family feud

PARIS (Reuters) - Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of France's far-right National Front, said on Monday he would not seek its ticket to stand in regional polls later this year, taking some of the sting out of a damaging public row with his daughter Marine, the party leader.

Marine Le Pen, who wants to draw mainstream voters to the party, has been trying to persuade her father, who has been convicted for incitement to racial hatred, to retire altogether from politics.

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