- Title: Court confirms Le Pen father party exclusion, remains honorary president
- Date: 17th November 2016
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (FILE - MAY 1, 2015) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF FRENCH FAR-RIGHT NATIONAL FRONT PARTY LEADER, MARINE LE PEN, MAKING SPEECH IN FRONT OF SUPPORTERS / FORMER LEADER AND CO-FOUNDER OF NATIONAL FRONT PARTY, JEAN-MARIE LE PEN, WALKING ON STAGE, GREETING CROWD
- Embargoed: 2nd December 2016 15:00
- Keywords: Le Pen Marine Jean-Marie court exclusion National Front
- Location: PARIS, SAINT-CLOUD, LILLE AND NANTERRE, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, SAINT-CLOUD, LILLE AND NANTERRE, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Judicial Process/Court Cases/Court Decisions
- Reuters ID: LVA00158U38LJ
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A French court confirmed Jean-Marie Le Pen's suspension from the far-right National Front party on Thursday (November 17) but allowed him to remain honorary president of the party he founded, which is now headed by his daughter Marine Le Pen.
The court rejected a bid by Jean-Marie Le Pen to be reintegrated into the party but recognised his status of honorary president, according to his lawyers.
The eviction of 88-year-old Jean-Marie Le Pen was decided on Aug. 20, 2015 on his daughter's impulse.
It is yet another episode of a long family feud which started when he reiterated his view that Nazi gas chambers were a mere "detail" of World War Two.
Marine Le Pen - now running for next year's presidential election in which she is expected to reach the second round - has been trying to shake off her father by persuading him to retire from politics.
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