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France’s far right replaces Le Pen with Jordan Bardella

France’s far-right National Rally (RN) party on Saturday chose 27-year-old Jordan Bardella to succeed longtime leader Marine Le Pen, APA reports citing DW.

 

Bardella, who had been serving as interim party chief, garnered around 85% of party members’ votes.

 

His rival for the job was Louis Aliot, the mayor of Perpignan and former partner of Le Pen, who got 15%.

 

Le Pen stepped down from the party leadership in 2021 ahead of her unsuccessful bid for the presidency in this year’s elections.

 

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency