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Dr Rainbow Murray, Will the splintering of France's National Front help or harm it?


Key aide and National Front (FN) Vice President, Florian Philippot announced his decision to leave the party, in a move he says was prompted by internal divisions, according to the article. Prof Rainbow Murray said: “This might bolster those in the FN who want to move further to the right and reclaim their own distinctive identity. The risk now is that the FN will once again become a toxic brand that alienates most voters, allowing more moderate right-wingers to return to the Republican fold and denying the FN the opportunity to be the major opposition to Macron that they had claimed to be.”
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