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>> Four months after a heavy electoral defeat and France's National Front is in further chaos. The far right party is on the verge of a split between its leader Marine La Pen and her chief deputy that could open the way to policy changes and a rebrand for the controversial group.
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Le Pen and her deputy, Florin Filipoiu, have fallen out over their different stances on France's relationship with the European Union. While Le Pen has for years defended Filipoiu's anti-Euro protectionist line against critics within the party, she's increasingly distanced herself from his stance. Focusing instead of the party's anti-immigration roots.
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Filipoiu, in turn, distancing himself from Le Pen.>>
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> Clearly, if in the future, my party doesn't believe in national independence, if it isn't patriotic, then clearly there's no place for me there, because I do believe in national independence.>> Le Pen has now issued her deputy an ultimatum, saying he must decide between his party role and a think tank group he set up focused on an anti-Euro policy.
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>> But as Reuter's Ingrid Melander explains, a potential split could be good for the National Front leader.>> Because presidential elections second round was such a disappointment, she also has to find a reason, an explanation as to why it happened and a way to move forward. And if this does go ahead, I mean, he hasn't yet left the party.
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But it's getting more and more intense. So if this does go ahead, it's also a way for her to turn the page and move on to something different.>> That could include shifting the National Front policy on the Euro, which might, in turn, help forge alliances with other right wing politicians.
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The party have given themselves until March to rebrand, in preparation for the next presidential election in 2022.>>
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