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    France's Far-Right National Front Leads in 1st Round of Regional Elections

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    France’s far-right National Front party is in the lead in the first round of the country’s regional elections, securing almost 30 percent of votes, local media reported, citing data from the French OpinionWay market research agency.

    Leader of the French Far-right party the Front National (FN) Marine Le Pen
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    PARIS (Sputnik) – Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration, eurosceptic National Front party gained support of 29.5 percent of voters, whereas former president Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative Les Republicains party was backed by 27 percent, BFMTV television broadcast.

    French President Francois Hollande's ruling Socialists came third with 23 percent, the polling results showed.

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