Ahead of next year’s French presidential poll, Socialist and National Front candidates claimed victory in regional elections on Sunday (March 27). The regional polls, which were seen as a test of voter mood in the run-up to the presidential election, were meant to elect representatives of France’s cantons, who will lead the general councils of the country’s departments, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.