Le Pen's National Front Shut Out of French Regional Governments

  • Sarkozy's Republicans take seven regions in runoff elections
  • Hollande's Socialists stem losses to break `spiral of defeat'

NF Defeat Halts Le Pen’s Presidential Dream

France’s National Front failed to win any regional assemblies in runoff elections Sunday, dealing a blow to leader Marine Le Pen’s efforts to build on a historic first-round result and prepare the far-right party for government.

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