France's conservative Republicans kick out party chief Ciotti

French conservatives' chief wants election deal with far right

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Republicans party chief Eric Ciotti, who has called for an electoral alliance between his French party's candidates and Marine Le Pen's far-right National Rally (RN), was unanimously kicked out of his party on Wednesday, party official Annie Genevard said.

(Reporting by Marine Strauss, Dominique Vidalon)