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French far-right jabs at Sarkozy over Joan of Arc

 French far-right politician Jean Marie Le Pen and father of Marine Le Pen, the National Front party candidate for the 2012 French presidential electi...

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French far-right politician Jean Marie Le Pen and father of Marine Le Pen, the National Front party candidate for the 2012 French presidential electi...

The father and daughter behind France's main far-right party have taken aim at conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy for what they called his insincere tribute to Joan of Arc.
The nationalist National Front party of Jean-Marie and Marine Le Pen has in recent years rallied around the medieval French heroine and Catholic martyr who was burned at the stake by the English in 1431.
At a rally Saturday that drew a crowd of about 200 near a gilded Joan of Arc statue in Paris, Marine Le Pen said she welcomed Sarkozy's speech honoring Joan a day earlier _ but hinted that he was being insincere.
France is celebrating the 600th anniversary of Joan's birth in eastern France on Jan. 6, 1412 _ and she has been drawn into the race for the French presidency that culminates in elections this spring.


Updated : 2021-05-11 19:04 GMT+08:00