National Front party candidate Laurent Lopez gives a thumbs-up after winning the second round of the local byelection in Brignoles, France, yesterday. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

France’s anti-euro National Front won a local byelection in the country’s south, riding on the discontent with François Hollande’s Socialist presidenc(...)

Deputy mayor of Paris  Anne Hidalgo:  “We must continue to fight the National Front. It is an extreme right-wing party, which I consider a danger to democracy.” Photograph: Gonzalo  Fuentes/Reuters

The ruling Socialist Party has reacted with alarm to the strong showing by the extreme right-wing National Front (FN) in a byelection in southern Fran(...)