Marine Le Pen Aligns Herself With Mainstream Onetime Rival

Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (L) and Marine Le Pen, at a joint press conference in Paris, on April 29, 2017, where Le Pen declared she would appoint Dupont-Aignan prime minister if elected. / AFP PHOTO / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT (Photo credit should read GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images)

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said she would choose a former rival as prime minister if she wins. It is the first time a mainstream party aligned itself with Le Pen’s National Front.

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