Local election results show far-right now France's third political force

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After first-round voting in municipal elections, the Front National party is hopeful of controlling the town halls of 15 medium-sized towns.

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France on Monday woke up to a “new political age” that appears to have sounded the death knell of two-party politics in the country when the far-right party Front National (FN) made surprising gains in municipal elections, reports The Telegraph.