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Monday, March 30, 2015

France's Conservatives Make Huge Gains in Local Elections

France's centre-right party and its allies are celebrating a resounding victory in the country's local elections.

Some papers are saying its a major step in the comeback of both the conservative UMP party and France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy.


The new local political map shows the UMP and its allies will take over two-thirds of the 102 local "departments". By far the centre-right's best showing since 1992.

Welcoming the result, Sarkozy said: "We're finally going to accelerate our prep…

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