French far-right leader emerges stronger after facing down her father

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the National Front, announced today he would not run in regional elections. Marine Le Pen, his daughter and party leader, took him to task over anti-Semitic comments last week.

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Love or hate her politics, Marine Le Pen is a charmer. With a disarming smile and no-nonsense style, she has worked hard to push France's far-right National Front (FN) to the mainstream, as she eyes a presidential run in 2017.