2021 regional elections

French regional elections end in defeat for far-right and Macron ruling party

France

The results of the second and final round of voting on Sunday to decide the composition of France’s regional councils was marked by a remarkably low turnout averaging around 34%, and the failure of the far-right and President Emmanuel Macron’s LREM party to gain control of any.  Mathilde Goanec and Ellen Salvi report.

France's Le Pen on track for regional power with an eye on presidency

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Polls suggest her National Rally party will top Sunday's first-round vote in around six of France's 13 regions this Sunday and is on track to win at least one in the run-off vote next weekend.