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Lhe turnout fee for the legislative elections was up sharply this Sunday, June 30 at 5 p.m. in metropolitan France: 59.39% of voters went to the polls, in comparison with 39.42% within the 2022 election on the identical time, the Interior Ministry mentioned. A file for the reason that 1978 legislative elections. The earthquake of the dissolution of the Assembly, introduced by Emmanuel Macron on June 9, and the stakes of the vote, which might pave the way in which for the far proper to return to energy, appear to mobilize the French much more. Pollsters predicted a turnout of 63% on the finish of the primary spherical.

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Proof of this enthusiasm, greater than 2.7 million proxies have been established since June 10, in line with the Ministry of the Interior, a quantity 4 occasions greater than that of two years in the past. Overseas, the place folks vote a lot lower than in mainland France, participation has additionally elevated and preliminary outcomes have been printed. Outgoing deputies from the centrist Liot group or invested by the New Popular Front are within the lead in Guadeloupe and Guyana. In Polynesia, the autonomist candidate Moerani Frébault introduced his election within the first spherical and would due to this fact be the primary of 577 new deputies.

Voter pleasure

In the polling stations, many citizens expressed their anxiousness and pleasure for these early legislative elections determined, to everybody's shock, by Emmanuel Macron on June 9. “I no longer recognize my country. I would like to regain some serenity because since the European elections, everything has taken on a worrying scale. But we must continue to fight for what we believe and what we want for France,” Roxane Lebrun, 40, in Bordeaux (Gironde), advised AFP.

“We are afraid of the future, it is really decisive, there are choices that we would not want,” commented Christiane, a 73-year-old retiree who voted in Lyon (Rhône). About sixty kilometers away, in Saint-Étienne (Loire), Christophe, a 22-year-old police officer, deplores elections that danger “dividing the population even more.”

Many political figures went to the polls within the morning. The head of presidency, Gabriel Attal, voted in Vanves (Hauts-de-Seine), the president of the RN, Jordan Bardella, in Garches (Hauts-de-Seine), the previous head of state François Hollande in Tulle (Corrèze), former Prime Minister Édouard Philippe in his city of Le Havre, in Seine-Maritime, Éric Ciotti, who allied himself with the RN, in Nice (Alpes-Maritimes). The French can go to the polls till 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. in giant cities, when the primary outcomes of this election prone to shake up the political panorama will emerge.