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France starts the second round of regional elections

Sunday, 13 December, France will host the second round of regional elections, where the Republicans Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist party Francois Hollande will try to prevent the «National front» Marie Le Pen to strengthen its position.

The far-right party «national front» in the first round of regional elections in France won a convincing victory, gaining 29.8% of votes.

The centre-right party the Republicans , headed by ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, received 26.2% of the votes and the socialist party, whose leader is the current President, françois Hollande, was in third place with 23.2 per cent.

According to BBC, according to opinion polls, the Republicans for Sarkozy after the first round last week has managed to gain more support in some regions. The BBC also reminds us that in previous years, the front national in the second round of the elections showed themselves much worse than the first.

While success in the second round would increase the chances of the «National front» in the parliamentary and presidential elections to be held in 2017.

Recall that the «national front» was put forward as a priority the fight against illegal migration flow that has engulfed the continent Evropeisky. Le Pen also requires a radical revision of foreign policy, of abandoning the Euro, the return of Frank and reform relations with the EU.

«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.

Le Pen also promised to put an end to all forms of international cooperation in the region Nord-Pas-de-Calais — Picardie, which she intends to lead. In the region, marine Le Pen received about 40% of the vote. Her niece Marion Marechal Le Pen showed a similar result.

Experts say that the victory of Le Pen is due not so much «growing xenophobia» as sluggish economic growth in recent years and record levels of unemployment, as evidenced by a large number of votes in favor of NF in the industrial regions in Northern France.

France starts the second round of regional elections 13.12.2015

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