France bans radical groups ahead of divisive snap polls

French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin on Wednesday ordered the dissolution of extreme right and radical Islamist groups, four days before the June 30 first round of high-stakes legislative elections that could see the far-right National Rally (RN) come to power after a short, divisive campaign. Read our liveblog to see how all the day's events unfolded.

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP and Reuters)

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