France local elections: Far right expects run-off gains
French voters have gone to the polls in the second round of local elections, expected to result in significant gains for the far-right National Front (FN).
The party - which won an outright victory in the northern town of Henin-Beaumont in the first round - could seize a number of towns and cities.
The centre-right is also expected to do well and may regain control of Paris.
The governing Socialists, who have been hit by growing discontent over the economy, are braced for losses. ...
Turnout in Sunday's vote was low, which was bad news for President Francois Hollande's Socialists as it was their supporters who were not voting, BBC Paris correspondent Hugh Schofield reports.