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Issue No. 1821

UP TO 80,000 workers marched through Paris last Thursday to protest against the French Tory government's plans to privatise key industries. The protest and strikes which accompanied it were the first major challenge to the Tories since they came to office earlier this year

Defeat for the Nazis

FRANCE'S NAZIS suffered a significant blow when they lost control of the council in the town of Vitrolles near Marseilles on Sunday. Catherine Mégret, wife of Nazi leader Bruno Mégret, has been town mayor since 1997.

Mégret was the former deputy leader of Jean-Marie Le Pen's National Front, before splitting away to form his own MNR Nazi party. Mégret was beaten by 54 percent to 46 percent by Socialist Party candidate Guy Obino for mayor.

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Sat 12 Oct 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1821
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