Le Pen’s party comes top in Provence in regional election

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    The party of French #far-right leader Marine #LePen came top in the first round of #regional #elections in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur (#PACA) region around #Marseille, beating the incumbent centre-right into second place, according to an exit poll. The Rassemblement National’s Thierry #Mariani garnered 33% of the vote, the exit poll showed, just ahead of the 30% won by the centre-right’s Renaud Muselier, who had struck an alliance with President Emmanuel Macron’s party. FRANCE 24’s Claire Paccalin reports from Marseille.

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