Far-right ‘at the gates of power’ after historic France election result

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PARIS — The political earthquake that France woke up to Monday was no less seismic because it may have been predictable.The far-right swept to victory in the first round of legislative elections after President Emmanuel Macron’s almighty gamble backfired. Now the centrist leader and the country’s left, reeling from the historic results, were scrambling to thwart the National Rally (RN) in the decisive second round and prevent France’s first far-right government since the Nazi occupation in World War Two.According to official results released by the country’s interior ministry…

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