French far-right Front National party president Marine Le Pen
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European election: National Front predicted to win in France

25 May 2014 Last updated at 23:02 BST

The polls have now closed in the 28 member states voting in the European election.

The exit polls are showing far right and Eurosceptic parties are set to make sweeping gains.

In France, the National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen claimed to be in the lead.

Gavin Hewitt report from Paris.