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National Front leader Marine Le Pen leaves a polling booth in Henin-Beaumont
29/03/2015 - France

Sarkozy's UMP expects a boost from local elections

Polls opened Sunday in France for the second, and decisive, round of voting in local elections.

French press review 29 March 2015

Ahead of Sunday’s departmental elections, the national magazines are dripping with tidbits from the campaign trail and the stakes of the crucial vote.

Rights group fear Front National rise in French regional elections
27/03/2015 - On-the-spot France

Rights group fear Front National rise in French regional elections

Mainstream parties in last week’s first round of elections in France's départements have urged supporters to turn out in droves to halt the progress of the far-right Front National.
France elections: Islam under scrutiny
26/03/2015 - On-the-spot France

France elections: Islam under scrutiny

Islam’s place in France is increasingly under debate, following January’s terror attacks against Charlie Hebdo magazine and attacks in Tunisia that left 22 people dead.

French press review 24 March 2015

You might have thought the French papers would have gotten over Sunday's first round departmental elections . . . not a bit of it. Five dailies to hand, five views of a blighted political landscape .
A conservative alliance led by Nicolas Sarkozy won the most votes.
23/03/2015 - France

Right, far-right win first round French local elections

A conservative alliance of former president Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP and the centre-right UDI party, scored the highest number of votes in local elections on Sunday, with the Front National in ...

French press review 23 March 2015

Le Monde was worried that the voters might not show up for Sunday's first round in the departmental elections.
22/03/2015 - France

French weekly magazines review 22 March 2015

National Front's prospects in Sunday’s French regional elections fuel passionate reactions from weekly commentators.

The campaign for the departmental elections has been dominated by the Marine Le Pen-led National Front
22/03/2015 - France

Socialists likely to suffer big losses in French local elections

The far-right National Front is eyeing significant gains while the ruling Socialist Party is predicted to suffer big losses in Sunday’s departmental elections.


French press review 21 March 2015

France’s new draft Intelligence law is Le Monde’s front page story this weekend.