Friday 25 March 2011
Front National puts Sarkozy's party in a bind in local polls
Last Sunday's cantonal election in Rennes
AFP/Damien Meyer
By Angela Diffley

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.

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