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The first round of the French regional elections: the far right turn

Lorimer, Marta (2015) The first round of the French regional elections: the far right turn. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (07 Dec 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

France held the first round of voting in regional elections on 6 December, with the Front National emerging as the party with the largest vote share. Marta Lorimer writes that the elections were a blow for both François Hollande’s Socialist Party and the Republicans, led by Nicolas Sarkozy. She notes that with doubts being raised over whether the left and right will cooperate in the second round to keep the Front National out of power, the party looks set to win an unprecedented degree of control over sizeable regional budgets and secure a strong basis to operate from for the 2017 presidential elections.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 08:40
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2017 09:58
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70820

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