France's National Front number two quits as tensions split party


Florian Philippot, seen as champion of party’s opposition to the euro, quit the party after being stripped of strategic and communications role.

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The right-hand man of French National Front chief Marine Le Pen quit the party on Thursday, a split that opens the way for policy changes in the far-right party and shows the depth of internal feuding after Le Pen’s presidential election defeat, reports Reuters.