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Socialist Anne Hidalgo Wins Paris Mayor Race

Paris is getting its first female mayor, but her ruling Socialists took a beating in the second round of local elections in France. Spanish-born Anne Hidalgo defeated her conservative rival to win the top job in the French capital. Hidalgo perviously served as a deputy to the outgoing mayor, Bertrand Delanoe. She won with promises to build new public housing and make day care more affordable for Parisian families. Many political observers regard the office of Paris mayor as a step...

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