27 May 2014

French Pacific shuns France's National Front

10:28 am on 27 May 2014

The National Front, which emerged as the most significant force in mainland France in the European parliamentary election, had its five worst results in the overseas territories.

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Photo: RNZ

A breakdown of the election results show the National Front had its lowest support in Wallis and Futuna winning just two percent and was below eight percent in French Polynesia.

The French Socialists scored their by far best result in French Polynesia, where they won more than 40 percent of the vote.

In only three mainland electorates did they manage to pass the 20-percent threshold.

The centre-right UMP scored its six best results in overseas territories, with New Caledonia being second at almost 42 percent support.