At midday, participation within the second spherical at its highest since 1981 | EUROtoday

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The turnout within the second spherical of the legislative elections was at 26.63% at midday, Sunday July 7, up from the primary spherical every week earlier. This determine is the best for legislative elections since these of 1981 (28.3%), marked by the arrival of the left in energy. On June 30, 2024, on the identical time, participation had reached 25.9%.

In whole, 64.99% of voters turned out for the primary spherical, a determine that’s considerably greater than in earlier legislative elections: in 2017 and 2022, lower than half of these registered voted in each rounds. We have to return to the final legislative elections held after a dissolution, in 1997, to search out such a stage of participation: twenty-seven years in the past, 67.9% of these registered went to the polls within the first spherical.

Will turnout within the second spherical be as excessive as within the first? Withdrawals within the second spherical, which have significantly decreased the variety of three-way races, might improve abstention if voters don’t really feel represented by the remaining candidates. The citizens has additionally been decreased by the election of 76 deputies within the first spherical.

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