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France's far-right National Front on Friday suspended a member for making anti-Muslim remarks, officials said, two days before a presidential run-off pitting FN leader Marine Le Pen against centrist rival Emmanuel Macron.

Catherine Blein, a councillor in the northwest Brittany region for the FN, "has been disavowed," said Odile de Mellon, a local FN official, adding that the party had barred Blein from standing in next month's legislative elections.

The move came after the BuzzFeed news site reported Friday that Blein had been posting xenophobic and anti-gay remarks on her Facebook and Twitter accounts for years.


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