National Front aims for breakthrough in France’s local elections


Far-right FN may benefit from weak economy under François Hollande’s socialist government and centre-right opposition mired in scandals.

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Francis Mouche, candidate for mayor for the far-right National Front in a town close to the southwestern French city of Perpignan, is brimming with confidence ahead of Sunday’s first round of voting in nationwide local council elections, reports The Financial Times.