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Marine Le Pen’s National Front Wins French Local By-Election

France’s anti-euro National Front won a local by-election in the country’s south, riding on the discontent with Francois Hollande’s Socialist presidency and the disarray in the Opposition UMP party.

The National Front candidate Laurent Lopez took 53.9 percent of the vote in the town of Brignoles yesterday to win a seat on the local department’s council. Catherine Delzers, the candidate of former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP party, won 46.1 percent, according to France 2 television.