Corsican nationalists gain control of new local assembly


Elections to decide the makeup of a new regional assembly on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica have resulted in a resounding win for an alliance of nationalists who want greater powers of autonomy and the introduction of preferential treatment for locals, such as in access to housing. 

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A coalition of movements pushing for greater autonomy for Corsica will dominate a newly constituted assembly on the French Mediterranean island, giving it the legitimacy to push Paris for changes to the island’s status, reports Bloomberg.