Sun: French Elections

High-profile regional elections in France are today:

NationalFrontPARIS – French voters are casting ballots Sunday for regional leaders in an unusually tense security climate, expected to favor conservative and far right candidates and strike a new blow against the governing Socialists.

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-inspired attacks on Paris Nov. 13 and a Europe-wide migrant crisis this year have shaken up France’s political landscape.

Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration National Front is hoping the two-round voting that starts Sunday will consolidate political gains she has made in recent years – and strengthen its legitimacy as she prepares to seek the presidency in 2017.

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