Far right tops by-election in test of French opinion after terror attacks


In blow to former President Sarkozy, his UMP candidate was knocked out in first round, leaving a run-off between the socialists and the far right.

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The far-right Front National has topped the poll in a parliamentary by-election in eastern France but may struggle to win the seat in the second round next weekend, reports The Independent.