Marine Le Pen’s niece backs far-right rival in French election

Marion Maréchal’s shift to support Eric Zemmour intensifies debate over direction of rightwing politics in France.

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Anti-immigration candidate Éric Zemmour has won an important ally in his campaign for the French presidency — Marion Maréchal, the niece of rival candidate Marine Le Pen and granddaughter of the founder of France’s original far-right party, reports the Financial Times