Monday, 14 December 2015

French far right National Front routed in key vote per BBC News

How were the FN routed?
'Marine Le Pen stood as a regional presidential candidate in the northern region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, while her niece Marion Marechal-Le Pen was the FN's candidate in the race in Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, in the south.

After both led with more than 40% of the vote in the first round on 6 November, the Socialist candidates in those regions pulled out so their voters could support Republican candidates against the FN in the second round.'

So would it be fair to say that in France the Socialist and Republican parties are two cheeks...

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