Front National feud: Jean-Marie Le Pen pulls out of election bid

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The 86-year-old founder of the far-right party will not fight regional elections, easing the row with his daughter Marine, the party's leader.

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Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of France's far-right National Front, said on Monday he would not seek its ticket to stand in regional polls, taking some of the sting out of a damaging public row with his daughter Marine, the party's current leader, reports Reuters.