Unbowed Le Pen looks ahead to parliamentary elections

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen lost her bid to become France’s first female chief of state, but she was unbowed, looking instead to the next battle: parliamentary elections next month.

Le Pen’s loss to centrist Emmanuel Macron still gave her a historic number of votes, reflecting the changing image of her once-pariah National Front party from fringe force to a political heavyweight.

Always a fighter defying the odds, the ambitious Le Pen set a new challenge for herself in the weeks ahead: “a profound reformation of our movement to constitute a new political force.”

The National Front’s interim president, named while Le Pen campaigned for Sunday’s runoff, said the changes include giving the party a new name.

“It’s opening the doors of the movement to other personalities,” Steeve Briois told The Associated Press.

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