France's National Front political party head Marine Le Pen gestures as she speaks during a news conference at the party headquarters in Nanterre near Paris February 6, 2015. (REUTERS/Charles Platiau)
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France's far-right National Front, trying to shake off its reputation for racism that has tinged the party for decades, is expected to approve a name change Friday as it seeks new momentum under leader Marine Le Pen.Party members are widely expected to back the scrapping of the National Front name for Rassemblement National ( Union, or Rally) at a congress in Lyon, southeast France.In a nod to the 48 percent of members who opposed a rebranding in a survey last year, the party kept its distinctive flame logo -- which Jean-Marie borrowed from the neo-fascist Italian Social Movement, one of his main inspirations.Le Pen has struggled to regain her footing since a stinging defeat by Emmanuel Macron last year, despite winning 34 percent of the vote -- a record for her party.
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