Le Pen niece and MP quits active role with the Front National

Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, 27, the hardline niece of far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen and one of the party's two MPs, said she has decided for 'personal and political reasons' to quit active politics in a decision her grandfather Jean-Marie Le Pen described as a 'desertion'.

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French far-right MP Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, whose aunt was defeated in Sunday's presidential election, has said she is quitting politics for "personal and political reasons", reports BBC News.