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The Latest: Pollsters: France’s far right routed in regional elections after winning 1st round

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    A person casts a ballot for the second round in the regional elections, in Tulle, central France, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration National Front was the frontrunner heading into the decisive second round of French regional elections Sunday, and now it’s up to voters whether to hand the once-pariah party an unprecedented political victory. (AP Photo/Bob Edme) (The Associated Press)

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    A supporter of Far Right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen holds a bouquet of flowers before the results of the second round of the regional elections in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, Sunday Dec.13, 2015. Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration National Front was the front-runner heading into the decisive second round of French regional elections Sunday, and now it’s up to voters whether to hand the once-pariah party an unprecedented political victory. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) (The Associated Press)

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    A child posts a ballot for the second round in the regional elections, in Tulle, central France, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration National Front was the frontrunner heading into the decisive second round of French regional elections Sunday, and now it’s up to voters whether to hand the once-pariah party an unprecedented political victory. (AP Photo/Bob Edme) (The Associated Press)

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    A woman casts her ballot for the second round in the regional elections, in Tulle, central France, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration National Front was the frontrunner heading into the decisive second round of French regional elections Sunday, and now it’s up to voters whether to hand the once-pariah party an unprecedented political victory. (AP Photo/Bob Edme) (The Associated Press)

The latest about France’s regional elections. All times local.

8:05 p.m.

Three polling agencies are projecting that anti-immigrant National Front has been routed in regional election runoffs despite dominating the first-round vote.

Party leader Marine Le Pen and her niece lost their bids to run two French regions in elections Sunday seen as an important test for the anti-immigrant party.

Polling agencies Ipsos, Ifop, TNS-Sofres projected that the opposition conservatives and governing Socialists won control of France’s 13 regions.

They showed Le Pen won around 42 percent of the vote in the Nord-Pas de Calais region, and rival conservative Xavier Bertrand about 57 percent.

Le Pen’s niece, Marion Marechal-Le Pen, was projected to win about 45 percent in the southern Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region. Conservative Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi was projected to win about 55 percent.

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