There's been a seismic swing to the right in the first major poll since François Hollande's election. If the first round was about abstention and the inroads of the far-right, the numbers of the run-off are all about Hollande's Socialists' defeat. Until last night, more than half of French cities were run by the left. Now it's slightly more than a third. Is the problem policy, or Hollande's way of governing?
Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Diaraye Bah
Professor of Political Science and author of "The French Left and the Fifth Republic"
Philippe MOREAU CHEVROLET
Founder of MCBG Conseil
Journalist and author
Political essayist specialised in American conservatism