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March 22, 2014 11:01 pm

Big Gains Expected for Far Right in Local French Elections

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Yahoo – France goes to the polls on Sunday in the first round of local elections set to represent a landmark for women in politics and, possibly, the far-right National Front.

The first nationwide vote since Francois Hollande’s 2012 election as president takes place with the ruling Socialists battling record unpopularity and the main opposition UMP party grappling with scandals embroiling former president Nicolas Sarkozy.

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