Down but not out: France’s Le Pen vows to fight on

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By John Irish and Elizabeth Pineau PARIS (Reuters) – Marine Le Pen brought the far-right from fringe status into the mainstream in a decade and, unbowed by her third failed bid for the presidency, she promised on Sunday to keep up the fight against Emmanuel Macron as she turns her attention to June’s parliamentary vote. Since taking the helm of the party in 2011, Le Pen has sought to rid the National Front – now called the National Rally (RN) – of the anti-Semitic image it acquired under the nearly 40-year leadership of her father, ex-paratrooper Jean-Marie Le Pen. Her latest attempt to win th…

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