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French Far-right Bars Founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on Birthday

French Far-right Bars Founder Jean-Marie Le Pen on Birthday

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:39 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's far-right National Front has refused to let Jean-Marie Le Pen, the party's co-founder, attend a meeting, blocking him at the gate on his 89th birthday.

Le Pen, whose daughter Marine now runs the party, said on Tuesday outside party headquarters that while forced out of the party he had a right to attend because of his status of honorary president for life, confirmed by a court.

Speaking outside the gate, Le Pen noted that he lent the party 9 million euros ($10.04 million) for his daughter's failed presidential race and legislative elections. The loan was from his funding group Cotelec.

With his trademark irony, Le Pen said that his daughter doubtless was offering him a birthday gift "by this particular delicacy of the heart."

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France's far-right National Front has refused to let Jean-Marie Le Pen, the party's co-founder, attend a meeting, blocking him at the gate on his 89th birthday.Le Pen, whose daughter Marine now runs the party, said on Tuesday outside party headquarters that while forced out...
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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 09:39 AM
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