NewsFrench voter turnout rises in second round of parliamentary elections

French voter turnout rises in second round of parliamentary elections

The French are voting in the elections.
The French are voting in the elections.
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7:31 AM EDT, July 7, 2024

The Ministry of the Interior in Paris announced that turnout in Sunday's second round of early parliamentary elections in France was 26.63 percent at noon, even higher than during the first round.

In the first round of elections, 25.9 percent of French citizens had voted by noon.

The increased turnout indicates voter mobilization, emphasized BFMTV in its first commentary.

These are the first turnout data announced during Sunday's voting. The Ministry will publish the next figures at 11:00 a.m., followed by further updates at 2:00 p.m., when all polling stations will be closed.

In the first round of elections, candidates from the far-right National Rally (RN) obtained the most votes. In the second round, Marine Le Pen's party aims to secure enough parliamentary seats to form a government.

The elections are held according to a majority system. After the first round, 76 candidates have already secured their seats. In the second round, the French will elect 501 deputies out of about 1100 candidates. In most districts (over 400), the contest will be between two candidates, and in about 90, it will be between three.

Polling stations are open from 8:00 AM and will close at noon in smaller towns and at 2:00 PM in larger cities, including Paris. After 2:00 PM, exit poll forecasts will be announced. The Ministry will provide the final results in the night from Sunday to Monday.

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