Agence France-PresseMarch 31, 2014 01:47
The far-right National Front will take control of at least 11 French towns with more than 9,000 residents after nationwide local elections Sunday, preliminary results showed.
Interior Minister Manuel Valls had earlier spoken of "14 to 15" towns falling to the FN but that figure was not confirmed with most of the counting concluded. Valls apparently included a number of mayors from smaller far-right organisations in his projected total.
Marine Le Pen, the FN's leader, said her party had won ten towns Sunday to add to the one it won in the first round of voting on March 23.