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Will the French local elections make Le Pen a serious contender?

The upcoming local polls are seen as a milestone for the far-right insurgent

By Prospect Team  

French far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen, takes a selfie with a resident of Avignon, southern France. © Claude Paris/AP/Press Association Images

This Sunday, France goes to the polls for its departmental elections, where voters will decide the makeup of more than 2,000 local councils. The day is being talked of as an important milestone for Marine Le Pen, leader of the increasingly popular far-right party the…

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