Friday 25 March 2011
Front National puts Sarkozy's party in a bind in local polls
Last Sunday's cantonal election in RennesAFP/Damien Meyer
French President Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP is set to see votes drain to the far-right Front National in Sunday's second round of local elections. The threat has caused discord in his party and a toughening of his stance on law and order and immigration.