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February 19, 2004
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Jean-Marie Le Pen cannot run for the presidency of a key region in southern France, the region’s senior government official said. The prefect of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region — which includes sizeable Jewish communities in Marseille and Nice — said Wednesday that the far-right leader does not meet the necessary residence qualifications to allow a run in next month’s elections.

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