French local election runoff to test far-right strength

March 29, 2015 12:22 AM

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French local election runoff to test far-right strength

PARIS (Reuters) - French voters elect thousands of local councillors on Sunday in a test of the far-right National Front's growing hold on grassroots politics.

While the FN came second in the first round of voting last week, in a setback to its claims that it has become the country's first party, it did win one in four votes and is all but certain to see a big jump from its current two councilors.

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