Journalists surround Marine Le Pen, France"s National Front political party head, who reacts to results after the polls closed in the European Parliament elections at the party"s headquarters in Nanterre, near Paris
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European elections: Far-right victory divides France

26 May 2014 Last updated at 22:54 BST

French President Francois Hollande has said the EU must reform and scale back its power, amid a surge in support for Eurosceptic and far-right parties.

The National Front stormed to victory in France with a preliminary 25% of the vote, pushing Mr Hollande's Socialists into third place.

Gavin Hewitt reports from Paris.

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