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The Latest on the French presidential election (all times local):

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Marine Le Pen lost her bid to become France's first female chief of state, but she was unbowed. The far-right leader looked instead to the next battle: parliamentary elections next month.

Le Pen's loss to centrist Emmanuel Macron still gave her a historic number of votes. That reflects the changing image of her once-pariah National Front party from fringe force to a political heavyweight.

Le Pen set a new challenge for herself in the weeks ahead to undertake "a profound reformation" of the movement into "a new political force."

The National Front's interim president says those changes include giving the party a new name.



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