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Paris candidates get ready for local polls

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Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, conservative UMP political party campaigns in Paris
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, conservative UMP political party campaigns in Paris Reuters/Charles Platiau

French voters go to the polls this Sunday in the first round of nationwide municipal elections. In Paris, candidates in each of the twenty administrative districts are navigating the waves of local politics, where decisions of the national government often have great impact.