Why France's far-right RN party co-founded by an ex-Waffen SS officer wants to head anti-Semitism group

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Despite a history marked by anti-Semitism, the far-right Rassemblement National wants to preside over a working group on the subject at the National Assembly. The authorities at the French Parliament are due to make a decision on this on December 7th. Marine Turchi looks at the reaction to the RN's request, examines the history of a party that was founded as the Front National in 1972, and explains why it now wants to head a group tackling anti-Semitism.

 

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The far-right Rassemblement National (RN) party is seeking the presidency of the National Assembly's working group on anti-Semitism.