French Gaullists cut local links with Le Pen PARIS, June 2 (Reuter) - France's ruling Gaullist RPR party said on Friday that two of its candidates who allied with the ultra-rightist National Front (FN) for forthcoming municipal elections had obeyed party orders to call off the deal. The heads of two local RPR lists, including Serge Dassault, son of the late Jewish aircraft tycoon Marcel Dassault, had included members of Jean-Marie Le Pen's anti-immigration FN party on their lists in bids to oust left-wing mayors. RPR general-secretary Jean-Francois Mancel said Dassault agreed to dump the FN members from his list in the Paris suburbs while another local RPR chief would announce a similar move later in the day. Mancel said that any Gaullist who struck a deal with the FN for this month's nationwide municipal elections would lose party support.
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