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Le Pen steps down as head of far-right party in bid to widen appeal

By distancing herself from the party founded by her father in 1972, Marine Le Pen hopes to reach out to new potential voters in second round.

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Marine Le Pen announced on Monday night that she was temporarily stepping down as head of France's Front National party in a bid to widen her appeal ahead of next month's presidential election run-off, reports The Telegraph.

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