French Far Right Faces Test in Regional Election Runoff

December 13, 2015 7:33 AM

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Marine Le Pen's anti-immigration National Front was the frontrunner heading into the decisive second round of French regional elections Sunday, and now it's up to voters whether to hand the once-pariah party an unprecedented political victory.

Le Pen is riding high after extremist attacks and Europe's migrant crisis, and the party came out on top in six of France's 13 newly drawn regions in the first round a week ago. But polls suggest it may fail to translate that into wins in the second round.

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