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Economic woes boost far-right Front National in France

France's far-right party, the Front National (FN), is battling for control of several of the country's regions, ahead of the second round of regional elections on Sunday.

The FN is leading in six out of France's 13 regions after the first round of voting, but polls suggest that the centre-right opposition is gaining ground.

One of the most fiercely-contested seats is in the region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie, where FN leader Marine Le Pen won 41% of the vote last Sunday.

Lucy Williamson reports.

  • 11 Dec 2015
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