French far right poised for win as Europe votes on 'Super Sunday' - World

May 25, 2014 7:02 PM

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The far right anti-EU National Front was forecast to win a European Parliament election in France on Sunday, topping a nationwide ballot for the first time in a stunning advance for opponents of European integration.

Critics of the European Union, riding a wave of anger over austerity and mass unemployment, gained ground elsewhere but in Germany, the EU's biggest member state, the pro-European centre ground held firm, according to exit polls.

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