A new cross-national far-right alliance in the European Parliament, dubbed the 'Identity and Democracy' (ID) group, was unveiled in Brussels on Thursday.

The announcement was made at a press conference at the European Parliament building with ID members, including National Rally party leader Marine Le Pen and Lega Nord MEP Marco Zanni.

ID holds 73 seats in the European Parliament, becoming the fifth-largest group just behind the Greens.

Zanni was elected as the group's chairperson.

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