France: Front National secures record 6.6 million votes

14 December, 18:45

    (ANSAmed) - PARIS, DECEMBER 14 - With over 6.6 million votes, the Front National surpassed the record of preferences it established during the 2012 French presidential vote.

    Marine Le Pen's party did not conquer any regions in yesterday's run-off but it smashed all previous results in terms of preferences.

    In percentage terms, she secured over 28% of the vote, improving on last Sunday's performance, when she obtained 27.73% and she also gained in absolute terms winning over 6.6 million votes. It was also an improvement on her father's performance at the 2002 presidential elections, when Jean-Marie Le Pen, reached the second-turn with 6,421,426 votes.(ANSAmed).

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