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30/03/2015

French press review 30 March 2015

Departmental elections (again), Syria and endebted Greeks are some of the topics catching editorial eyes this Monday morning.

30/03/2015 - Analysis: France

France's Socialists take hit in departmental elections

France’s opposition right-wing UMP, led by former president Nicolas Sarkozy, swept Sunday’s departmental run-off elections with its centrist allies, delivering a blow to the ruling ...
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.
28/03/2015

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.
First round of France’s departmental elections: the battle for control of Paris’s suburbs
24/03/2015 - On-the-spot France

First round of France’s departmental elections: the battle for control of Paris’s suburbs

The first round of France’s departmental elections ended with the emergence of a three-party system: the conservative UMP on top, followed by the far right Front National and the ruling ...
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 ...
Socialists downplay losses in first round of French local elections
23/03/2015 - On-the-spot France

Socialists downplay losses in first round of French local elections

After Sunday’s first round of France’s Departmental elections, in which the conservative alliance led by the UMP came out ahead of the far right Front National, each party is spinning the ...
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.

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