Far-right wins its first-ever seats in French Senate

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The Front National won two seats in Sunday's senatorial elections, when the socialists and their allies lost their majority in favour of the Right. 

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The far-right Front National (FN) scored a historic victory in elections to the French Senate on Sunday, winning its first ever seats in the upper chamber as the ruling socialists and their leftwing allies lost their majority to rightwing parties, reports The Guardian.