French conservative rebels launch new party

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A breakaway group of MPs from the French conservative party Les Républicains have announced they are launching a new party, positioning themselves as centre-right, pro-European and humanist, in opposition to the forecasted iminent election of hard-right Laurent Wauquiez as the new Républicains leader.

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MPs expelled from France’s opposition conservative Les Républicains party for backing President Emmanuel Macron launched a new centre-right party on Sunday as fears mount that the Républicains are drifting towards the far-right, reports The Telegraph