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A voter prepares to cast his ballot in the first round of legislative elections, in Sainte Rose, Guadeloupe, on June 29, 2024.

The second spherical of legislative elections started on Saturday, July 6 in France with the opening of the 4 polling stations in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon at 8 a.m. native time (midday in Paris), the prefecture introduced.

In this neighborhood, the outgoing deputy of Archipel demain (varied proper), Stéphane Lenormand, got here out on prime within the first spherical with 43.09% of the vote towards the socialist Frédéric Beaumont (16.89%). Also within the first spherical, the participation fee within the archipelago was 55.38%.

Voters in Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, French Polynesia and people dwelling on the American continent are additionally voting this Saturday. For the overwhelming majority of voters in mainland France, voting is scheduled to start on Sunday, July 7 at 8 a.m.

For this second spherical, pollsters and political figures anticipate a excessive turnout, greater than within the 2022 legislative elections, for which 47.51% of voters turned out. In complete, the primary spherical mobilized 66.7% of registered voters.

This renewed curiosity is due partially to the doubtless historic penalties of those legislative elections, which for the primary time since 1997 is not going to be aligned with the presidential election.

In abroad polling stations, nevertheless, turnout within the first spherical was extra modest than in mainland France. In Guadeloupe, it was 32.55%. In Guyana, turnout reached 32.61%, whereas in Polynesia it was 47.10%.

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