May 7, 2017 / 6:35 PM / 6 months ago

France's Le Pen says far-right National Front to be relaunched

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s far-right National Front must be relaunched, Marine Le Pen said on Sunday after conceding defeat to centrist Emmanuel Macron in France’s presidential election .

Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party candidate for French 2017 presidential election, smiles before voting in the second round of 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Henin-Beaumont, France, May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

“The National Front ... must deeply renew itself in order to rise to the historic opportunity and meet the French people’s expectations,” Le Pen said in a brief address to supporters shortly after initial projections were released.

“I will propose to start this deep transformation of our movement in order to make a new political force,” she added.

Reporting by Ingrid Melander and Michel Rose; Writing by Leigh Thomas; Editing by Geert De Clercq

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