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French local elections: The town with more candidates than residents

The town of La Batie des Fonts in southeastern France.
The town of La Batie des Fonts in southeastern France. © France 24

La Batie des Fonts, in southeastern France, has just three permanent residents. Nevertheless, it has a mayor and six town councilors, the minimum required under French law. Now, the town is gearing up to vote once again in France’s upcoming local elections.