Communists battle to hold their own in France’s town halls


Ahead of Sunday's local elections, 750 towns across France have a communist mayor, including nearly 30 with a population of 30,000 or more.

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It has a sports stadium named after Lenin and a Boulevard de Stalingrad. It has had a communist mayor since 1925. Welcome to Malakoff, a Parisian suburb that is one of the remaining bastions of France’s tenacious Communist party, reports The Financial Times.