New leader of French National Front announced

Paris (keydmedia International) - France's far-right National Front has said that Marine Le Pen has been elected to take over as party chief from her 82-year-old father Jean-Marie Le Pen, clearing the way for her to mount a presidential bid.
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The party her father founded in 1972 announced her victory at a meeting west of Paris.

Giving the hard-right party a fresh, somewhat less abrasive face has won Marine Le Pen points in opinion polls, and her popularity suggests she could eat into the ruling centre-right UMP party

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