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In a polling station in Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, on Saturday June 29, for the first round of the legislative elections.

The first spherical of legislative elections started on Saturday, June 29 in France with the opening of the primary polling stations at 8 a.m. (12 p.m. in mainland France) in abroad departments, areas and communities.

The 4 polling stations in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon have opened ” without difficulty “ at 8 a.m., the prefecture of this abroad collectivity within the North Atlantic reported to Agence France-Presse.

Voters in Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, French Polynesia and people residing on the American continent additionally voted on Saturday, then New Caledonia from 10 p.m. (Paris time), earlier than the polls opened in mainland France on Sunday at 8 a.m.

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Only three weeks after the dissolution of the National Assembly, the time for the primary classes is approaching, earlier than the second spherical on July 7. Can the National Assembly be dominated for the primary time within the Ve Republic by the far proper? Can the president of the National Rally, Jordan Bardella, change Gabriel Attal at Matignon? Can the left spring a shock? The first outcomes, anticipated from 8 p.m. on Sunday, ought to make it potential to see issues extra clearly.

Strong participation anticipated

Pollsters and politicians count on a really sharp enhance in turnout in comparison with the 2022 legislative elections, for which 47.51% of voters turned out. In Guyana, for instance, the European elections on June 9 have been largely ignored. And there have been many extra voters on Saturday, with a turnout of 16.1% at noon (in comparison with 12% in 2022). In Guadeloupe, turnout at noon was 14.31% in comparison with 10.56% in 2022 and in Martinique 12.45% in comparison with 7.5% in 2022.

Signs of the robust mobilization anticipated on June 30 and July 7: the variety of proxies skyrocketed to exceed 2 million, and on-line voting open till Thursday to French individuals residing overseas reached a report of 410 000 votes in comparison with 250,000 in 2022.

A resurgence due partly to the doubtless historic penalties of those legislative elections, which for the primary time since 1997 won’t be aligned with the presidential election.

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