What France's local elections say about 2022 presidential crunch

The regional elections in France that ended on Sunday with defeat for the far-right and President Emmanuel Macron's ruling LREM party throw doubt on predictions that the 2022 presidential elections will see the two facing off in a second-round repeat of 2017.

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The results of regional elections in France are being scrutinised for early indications about next year's presidential race, reports BBC News, with this analysis.