Keyword: regional elections 2021

Le Pen’s far-right party suffers blow in French regional elections

Rassemblement National fails to win region in south of France stronghold after rivals form ‘Republican front’; all French regions are won by incumbents from mainstream Right and Left.; turnout was again very low. 

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French presidential hopefuls seek momentum in regional election run-offs

Last Sunday’s first round proved dire for President Emmanuel Macron, whose party is on course to win none of France’s 13 mainland regions, but was also disappointing for far-right leader Marine Le Pen.

French elections: Greens hope to win first region in 30 years

Focus in this Sunday's final round of voting is on a few close-run races in Pays de la Loire in west and in Île-de-France.

‘Slap in the face’ for Macron as French voters shun local elections

Abstention rate estimated at 68%, and exit polls suggest Marine Le Pen’s National Rally failed to get expected support.

French conservatives lead far right in early regional election polls

Polling agencies estimate that France's traditional conservative party will win the first round of regional elections, with Marine Le Pen's far-right party performing worse than expected.