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High hopes for new National Front leader Marine Le Pen

The far-right National Front in France has announced that Marine Le Pen, daughter of the party's founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen, has been elected to replace him as leader.

Mr Le Pen made a farewell speech to the party on Saturday, almost forty years after he first established it.

The BBC's Christian Fraser has been at the National Front party conference in Tours.

  • 16 Jan 2011
  • From the section Europe
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