Jean Francois Jalkh Holocaust controversy – CWEB.com
It was reported today that Jean-Francois #Jalkh has stepped aside after allegations of questionable remarks about Nazi gas chambers.
Jean-François Jalkh had been named as the interim president on Tuesday after Marine Le Pen stepped aside to fight for the French presidency.
Mr Jalkh denies claims that in past remarks he questioned the reality of Nazi gas chambers.
He is being replaced by Steeve Briois, one of the party’s MEPs.
Like Mr Jalkh, Mr Briois is also one of the party’s five vice-presidents. He is mayor of the National Front-run town of Henin-Beaumont in northern France.
French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen temporarily stepped down as leader of the far-right National Front this week, in what has been widely viewed as a strategic political move ahead of the election to distance herself from the party’s controversial past. But controversy was close behind: Jean-François Jalkh, her party’s newly appointed interim leader, lasted less than a week on the job