Voters in the French Mediterranean island of Corsica are voting to elect a new regional assembly — with victory expected for Corsican nationalists. Some 538 polling stations opened Sunday at … Click to Continue »
AJACCIO, France (Reuters) - Corsican nationalists said on Monday it was time for talks with Paris on greater autonomy for the French Mediterranean island, after they won nearly two thirds of seats in local elections.
Corsican nationalists made significant gains in the first round of elections to the Corsican Assembly on Sunday, prompting the Pè a Corsica alliance to challenge Paris to draw up plans for "real autonomy" within three years.
AJACCIO, France (Reuters) - Corsican nationalists on Monday demanded the French government enter into negotiations over greater autonomy for the Mediterranean island after they won almost half the votes in a local election.
PARIS (Reuters) - Corsican nationalists won almost half of the vote in the first round of the French Mediterranean island's territorial election on Sunday, a landslide likely to fuel local calls for greater autonomy from Paris.