Le Pen eyes nationalist surge in European elections

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In a speech on Sunday to supporters of her Rassemblement National (National Rally) party in the southern French town of Fréjus, far-right leader Marine Le Pen said her party would campaign 'in liaison' with its Europe of Nations and Freedom party allies for next May’s European Parliament elections, which President Emmanuel Macron has billed as a battle between anti-immigrant populists like Le Pen and pro-European Union progressives like himself.

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France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen urged Europe’s populist parties to unite against a liberal establishment in next year’s European elections, as she made a combative return to the spotlight after her bruising election defeat last year, reports Reuters.