It looks like the pushme-pullyou game in Le Pen’s family is over: the French party Front National has decided on the expulsion of its founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen. It is revealed in an declaration spread by the party itself. The decision, awaited, was taken due to the anti-semitic and negationist declarations of the 87-year-old politician. A verdict – explain those from Front National – taken by “the majority” of the Executive Committee of the party, that met in Nanterre.
The reasons of this decision will be communicated as soon as possible to Le Pen himself. Front National is currently guided by Marine , Jean-Marie’s daughter who was not present at the hearing of the party’s disciplinary committee, that has decided on the dismissal. The patriarch of the family, Le Pen, had asked for the executive committee meeting to be public. He asked also a new meeting of the party members, contesting the independence and the competence of the committee that threw him out. Le Pen has said to be outraged by this decision and announced that he will appeal to justice.
The penalty was adopted in the presence of Le Pen himself, after he had reiterated that the gas chambers in the Nazi concentration camps were merely a “detail” in history. The board had already disqualified Le Pen once in May, but the veteran of the French politics went to the court and obtained to be reinstated, as well as the cancellation of the telematics consultation, that asked the militants to decide on the abolition of the figure of the honorary president.