Marine Le Pen sparks row over new name for Front National

Marine Le Pen sparks row over new name for Front National
 

Marine Le Pen’s proposal to rebrand her far-right party as Rassemblement National has sparked a furious row over who owns the name and whether the Front National has the right to adopt it.
Even as the FN conference, aimed at reviving and unifying the party after its 2017 defeat to Emmanuel Macron, drew to a close on Sunday, the arguments and threats of legal action over the name were beginning.
Critics also questioned whether FN leaders had suffered collective historical amnesia in choosing a name that harks back to Nazi-supporting and extreme right organisations, or had picked it... read more

 
12 March 2018 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Guardian
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