France holds first elections since Paris attacks

France holds first elections since Paris attacks

France holds first elections since Paris attacks

Written by Staff Writer

06 Dec, 2015 | 3:42 pm

French people are voting in regional elections, the first electoral test since last month’s Paris attacks, in which 130 people were killed.

Opinion polls suggest there will be a strong showing for the far-right National Front (FN).

The centre-right led by former President Nicolas Sarkozy is expected to win in most regions at the expense of the governing Socialist Party.

Sunday’s first round will be followed by a run-off on 13 December.

French regions have wide powers over local transport, education and economic development.

-BBC

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