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EU Parliament votes against Le Pen

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Controversial French politician Marine Le Pen is one step closer to having her parliamentary immunity lifted, paving the way for criminal charges to be laid.

Members of the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee today voted in favour of waiving the immunity she enjoys as a member of Parliament.

The head of France’s far-right National Front party caused widespread furore in 2010 when she compared Muslims praying in the streets to Nazi Germany’s occupation of France.

The final vote on her immunity will be held in July.