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December 14, 2015 10:39 am

French Far-Right Candidate Le Pen Fails in Local Elections

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Marine Le Pen. Photo: Front National.

Marine Le Pen. Photo: Front National.

France’s National Front failed to win a single region in local elections Sunday, after mainstream parties managed to block its candidates — including the far-right party’s chief, Marine Le Pen — from taking advantage of leads in several regions.

While President François Hollande‘s Socialists avoided disaster by taking five of France’s 13 metropolitan regions, Nicolas Sarkozy’s Les Républicains party came out on top with at least seven regions including Île-de-France, the populous area that includes Paris.

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