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HASfter an specific marketing campaign, a historic election. The majority of French voters go to the polls this Sunday June 30 for the primary spherical of the legislative elections. In France, Corsica, Reunion Island, Wallis-et-Futuna, Mayotte, and for sure French folks residing overseas, polling stations open at 8 a.m. (native time). The inhabitants of Guyana, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Polynesia and the French established on the American continent had been referred to as to the polls this Saturday, June 29.

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While polling stations principally shut at 6 p.m., they’re open till 7 p.m. in plenty of giant cities, Rennes or Lille, for instance. In Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Lyon, Bordeaux and even Montpellier, workplaces is not going to even shut till 8 p.m. this night. It is presently that the primary outcomes of the election prone to shake up the French political panorama will emerge.

A pointy improve in participation

The turnout figures had been already considerably increased on Saturday in comparison with earlier legislative elections. An curiosity additionally demonstrated by the web vote, chosen by 410,000 French folks overseas between Tuesday and Thursday, in comparison with 250,000 two years in the past. It was the voters of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, a French collectivity within the North Atlantic, who opened the present. At 5 p.m. native time, turnout there reached 51.38% in comparison with 46.17% in 2022.

In New Caledonia, the place the polling stations have closed (as a result of time distinction), the estimated turnout was additionally considerably increased at midday (native time) in comparison with the final legislative elections: 32.39% in comparison with 13.06% in 2022 and 15.76% in 2017, in keeping with a press launch from the High Commission of the Republic. The city corridor of Houaïlou, on the east coast, is nonetheless blocked, stopping the vote from going down, it additionally specified.