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>> France's far right's National Front could be descending into civil war. 40 of the party's officials meeting Friday at headquarters trying to find the way back from successive election failures. After her defeat, leader Marine Le Pen promised a fresh start. But Reuters' Ingrid Melander in Paris says it won't be an easy task.
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>> The National Front is very divided. The far right party is coming out now just of two disappointing elections, the President election and the Parliamentary election. And that really means that all sorts of divisions that already existed are really coming to the surface. They're divided on economic policies, I mean, should they stick to their really strong anti-Euro stance, or should they change?
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They are divided on sort of how important their migration policies should be in their agenda. Maybe one thing that most of them seems to agree on is the need to change the name of the party.>> National Front members say the party's name is too strongly associated with founder Jean-Marie Le Pen.
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Marine's father was widely condemned for racism. Now the party is desperate to change that image. But struggling to balance traditional policies with new thinking. Election manifesto Chief John Macia says fighting against immigration is still a key task. But he wants to drop calls to quit the Euro. That's upset some core members including Deputy Chief Florian Filpots.
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He's threatened to quit if the parties policy of restoring the franc is dropped. Within fighting spilling into the open no final decisions on a new look National Front are expected this weekend. The party wants to include all its members old and new by sending them a questionnaire on which way the National Front should go.
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The big decisions will likely have to wait until the party congress early next year.