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French Local Elections Test Far-right Strength

Voting started in France on Sunday to elect thousands of local councilors in a test of the far-right National Front's growing hold on grassroots politics. Marine Le Pen's anti-immigrant, anti-euro FN party is banking on building a base of locally elected officials to become more mainstream and target national ballots. While it came second in the election run-up last week, in a setback to its claims that it has become the country's first party, the FN did win one in four...

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