Hollande's leftists ahead in French parliamentary vote
The Associated Press
French President Francois Hollande, accompanied by his companion Valerie Trierweiler, left, walks in Tulle, central France, Sunday, June 10, 2012.
The conservative party of former President Nicolas Sarkozy, which has controlled the 577-seat National Assembly since 2002, will likely lose its grip on power in the final round of voting in a week. Sarkozy was defeated in the May 6 final round of the presidential race.
Hollande will likely not get his wish for a pure Socialist Party sweep of the seats of power in France, but he need not fret.
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