Guy Verhofstadt stands his ground

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As Rutte and Macron work toward new political alliance, the liberal leader targets nationalists.

Guy Verhofstadt is fighting back — against nationalism.

French President Emmanuel Macron and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte are working toward a new political alliance that could oust Verhofstadt from his longtime post as leader of the Liberal group in the…

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The group, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE), might even dissolve and be re-created under a new name, officials involved in the talks said.

But rather than engage in party in-fighting, Verhofstadt, a…

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