French far-right chief says party’s bank shuts down accounts

PARIS (AP) — Marine Le Pen, head of France’s far-right National Front, says that the party’s long-time bank, Societe Generale, has closed its accounts in what she says amounts to a “banking fatwa” to suffocate it.

Le Pen claimed at a news conference Wednesday that the move is purely political and endangers the democratic process. She said a legal complaint would be filed against Societe Generale, one of France’s largest banks, as well as against HSBC, her personal bank, which...

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