It was meant to be the campaign launch of a new Eurosceptic alliance, but the planned April 16 meeting starring France's Marine Le Pen and Dutchman Geert Wilders in Strasbourg, home of the European Parliament, never took place.

Five months after the two far right leaders, who oppose the euro currency and European Union membership, announced in The Hague they were teaming up to create an influential group in the assembly, they no longer wanted to be seen together in public.

At least not before polling day.

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