French Senate Expected to Swing to Right in New Blow for Hollande

September 28, 2014 5:41 PM

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French Senate Expected to Swing to Right in New Blow for Hollande

Just three years after France's upper house Senate made history with its first ever swing to the left, the right is expected to claw back a majority Sunday in a new setback for Socialist President Francois Hollande.

The far-right National Front could also win a seat for the first time, as more than 87,500 regional and local elected officials nationwide vote for their preferred candidate, six months after the Socialists suffered a drubbing in municipal polls that saw the right make significant gains.

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