French Far-Right Front National founder Jean-Marie Le Pen arrives for a news briefing at the end of a hearing of the executive committee of the party at their headquarters in Nanterre, near Paris, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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A day after being kicked out of the National Front party he co-founded, French far-right firebrand Jean-Marie Le Pen Friday accused his daughter of "dirty" tactics and vowed to "reconquer" the movement.Le Pen was stripped of his National Front (FN) membership by the party's executive committee Thursday following a damaging five-month family feud with his daughter, Marine Le Pen, over a string of inflammatory comments.The FN's executive committee questioned Le Pen for three hours Thursday before voting to exclude him.Jean-Marie Le Pen has been an awkward reminder of the group's roots -- a "parasite" on the party, in the words of Philippot -- when it should be focusing on regional elections in December.
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