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Marine Le Pen may have lost, but nobody won the French regional elections

Answers will not be easy to find to restore trust and discourage protest

By Christine Ockrent  

French far-right party Front National president and top candidate for the regional elections in Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region Marine Le Pen delivers her statement after the announcement of her defeat. © AV Press/ABACAPRESS.COM

The far right will not reign over any of the French regions after the second round of the last elections to be held before the 2017 presidential race.

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