France`s far-right Le Pen in new victory in daughter feud

AFP| Updated: Jul 08, 2015, 20:50 PM IST

French far-right veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen scored another victory Wednesday when a court suspended a ballot organised by the National Front (FN) party he founded on whether to scrap his post as honorary president.

Le Pen, embroiled in a bitter feud with his daughter Marine who now runs the FN, announced last week he was taking legal action to try and prevent the party from changing its statutes and scrapping his post.

More than 50,000 party faithful had until Friday to vote on the issue by postal ballot.

A court in the Paris suburb of Nanterre said it had decided to postpone the ballot "until the organisation of an extraordinary general meeting which complies with current statutes."

This is a second victory for the 87-year-old party founder, whose suspension from the party in May was overturned by a court last week.

Le Pen`s row with his daughter stems from controversial remarks he made earlier this year about Nazi gas chambers and the "white world", among others.