French far-right fails to win a single region in elections

France’s far-right National Front (FN) fails to win a single region in elections despite record results in the first round, early estimates show, as voters flocked to traditional parties to keep it out of power.

The leader of the anti-immigration FN, Marine Le Pen, loses out to the center-right alliance in her northern region after the ruling Socialists pulled out of the race ahead of the second round.

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