In the first round of regional elections in France the victory is won by radical right-wing party front national headed by marine Le Pen. According to the exit polls, her party received support 30% of voters.
«National front» ahead of the other opposition right-wing parties and the «Socialist party» of President Hollande in three regions: in the North, Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardy, where the list itself is headed by marine Le Pen), in the South-East — in the region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d’azur, and in the East — in Alsace-champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine. It also bypassed the party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, supported by 27% of voters.
In the region, marine Le Pen received from 40,3% to 43% of the vote. Her niece Marion Marechal Le Pen has demonstrated equally impressive results on the region — from 41% to 41.9%.
«National front» has strengthened its position after the terrorist attacks on November 13. Even before the attack on the Paris national front leader insisted on the reinstatement of border control, stricter immigration rules and had proposed to deprive the French passports of dual nationals suspected of terrorist activities.
The second round of regional elections will take place next Monday.