Hollande Consolidates Advantage Offering Prospect of Change As French Socialists Solidify
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French Socialists poised to take control of parliament
French President Francois Hollande’s Socialists and allies came out on top in Sunday’s first round parliamentary elections, poised to secure the majority needed to push through tax-and-spend reforms. The election also saw a surge in support for Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front.