From British daily The Guardian:
The French people’s disenchantment with President Nicolas Sarkozy and his government was confirmed last night as the ruling UMP suffered significant losses in the final round of the local elections, just 10 months after his triumph in last year’s presidential election.
Socialists retained control of Paris and won a string of towns and cities from Sarkozy‘s centre-right party, including the key cities of Toulouse and Strasbourg.
French local elections reveal discrediting of political establishment: here.
French school students maintain protests against Sarkozy’s education reforms: here.