French far-right father-daughter feud disrupts tradition

May 1, 2016 11:55 AM

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PARIS – Jean-Marie Le Pen, a founder and decades-long leader of France's far-right National Front, says his daughter, the party president who has expelled him, will lose next year's presidential race if she fails to unify the party.

The bitter division between the 87-year-old and his daughter Marine Le Pen, 47, played out Sunday with the party's traditional May Day parade canceled and separate wreaths laid at two different statues of Joan of Arc — the party's patron saint.

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