Socialists pull candidates out of three regional election contests

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The Socialist Party orders its third-placed candidates stand down for second-round vote to favour conservatives and block far-right Front National.

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The Socialist Party will withdraw from the second round of regional elections in the north, east and southeast of France where the Front National (FN) made major gains on Sunday, in a move to block the far-right party, says the socialist party chief, reports FRANCE 24.