Keyword: Sophie Montel

French socialists cling on to parliament seat ahead of far-right

Ruling party wins first by-election since Charlie Hebdo attack, just squeezing ahead of Marine Le Pen's Front National. 

Far right tops by-election in test of French opinion after terror attacks

In blow to former President Sarkozy, his UMP candidate was knocked out in first round, leaving a run-off between the socialists and the far right.