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The extreme right Rassemblement National (formerly Front National) had only one major victory: Perpignan (pop. 122.000), the southernmost large city in continental France. Louis Aliot, who's been Marine Le Pen domestic partner, will be the mayor.

This is the first time since 1995 that the FN/RN will be running a major city (over 100.000 inhabitants): the FN has been running Toulon from 1995 to 2001, but lost to the LR (mainstream right) in 2001.

by Bernard on Mon Jun 29th, 2020 at 08:49:56 AM EST
But overall, things didn't go too well for the RN: they went from 1 438 councilors seats in 463 municipalities, back in 2014, to only 840 seats in 258 cities. Some infographics here.
The extreme-right strongholds are mostly in the northern and northeastern regions, and along the Mediterranean seaboard.
by Bernard on Mon Jun 29th, 2020 at 09:16:13 AM EST
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Richer old people are presumably concentrated on the Mediterranean seaboard, but what is the particular attraction for the far right in north/northeastern France? Immigration? De-industrialisation?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jun 29th, 2020 at 10:30:04 AM EST
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Visiting Marine Le Pen's Strongholds | Handelsblatt |

The maps that show how France voted and why | BBC News |

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Mon Jun 29th, 2020 at 11:42:31 AM EST
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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Jun 29th, 2020 at 11:56:30 AM EST
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