Green wave in local elections in France | politics

fiasco for the mid-camp of the President of Macron: Green and allies to conquer several major cities in the country. A light view of the victory of Premier Phil

Green wave in local elections in France | politics

fiasco for the mid-camp of the President of Macron: Green and allies to conquer several major cities in the country. A light view of the victory of Premier Philippe in Le Havre.

Paris (Reuters) - In the final round of the municipal elections in France, the greens and their allies example, have achieved unprecedented success. In cities such as Lyon, Strasbourg and Besançon, a power stand exchange, reported the TV channel France 2.

The spokesman of Europe Ecology - Les Verts, Eva, Sas, spoke of a "green wave". So far, Grenoble is the only large city with a green mayor.

The run-off elections were almost 5000 municipalities, including the largest cities of the country. Were called more than 16 million voters - about one-third of the electorate.

the run-off elections by a historically low turnout of around 40 per cent were Overshadowed. Several top politicians, among them the right populist Marine Le Pen from the Rassemblement National (RN), expressed concern about it. Yet six years ago, the turnout was 62 per cent. The run-off elections were originally scheduled for the end of March, but had to be due to the Corona pandemic moved. In the mask was compulsory.

In Paris, the socialist incumbent, Anne Hidalgo, and their allies on the left were far ahead of her conservative Challenger Rachida Dati. The capital of France has a special symbolic power. Paris is planning for the 2024 Olympic games.

The mid-bearing of the head of state, Emmanuel Macron a serious disaster put. The President's party, La République en Marche (LREM) failed with their original plan to conquer the capital and in other towns and cities for Surprise. Prime Minister Édouard Philippe (49) decided, however, in the Northern French port city of Le Havre with approximately 59 percent of the choice for themselves. "In Le Havre, the results are clear," said Philippe.

three years ago, the young President's party had won from the state the majority of the seats in the national Assembly. Macron and his wife, Brigitte, chose Touquet on the Northern French seaside resort of Le, such as TV showed pictures. After the elections, the 42-Year-old wants to decide about his political course according to the Coronavirus pandemic, the France with around 30,000 dead hard hit.

For weeks is speculated about whether the Macron is keeping his of the civil Rights-born Prime Minister in the expected government reshuffle or not. Philippe distinguished himself during the pandemic as a crisis Manager and, according to polls, significantly more popular than the President.

Macron continues, meanwhile, on politics - on Friday, he conferred via video unlock with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Monday, he is expected to be in German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) in Brandenburg Meseberg.

The far-right party RN held some of the bastions in the North and the South of the country. The well-known RN-politician, Louis Aliot prevailed according to France 2, in the runoff election in the city of Perpignan.

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Updated Date: 30 June 2020, 09:37

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