Front National president Marine Le Pen: her far-right father says a proposed new party name “brings nothing new” and accuses her of “lacking imagination”. Photograph: Thibault Vandermersch

The extreme right-wing leader Marine Le Pen hoped to restore her party’s flagging fortunes when she announced on Sunday that she was changing its name(...)

Front National  president Marine Le Pen and former  Trump advisor Steve Bannon give a joint press conference during the French far-right party’s annual congress  in Lille, north of France. Photograph:  Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images

Marine Le Pen is changing the name of her extreme right-wing party from Front National to Rassemblement National or National Rally. Le Pen explained (...)