LIVE. Municipal elections : the vote for the second round has finally begun - The Point

essential : The second round of municipal elections takes place this Sunday in 4 820 common. More than 157 000 candidates, and $ 16.5 million voters are affec

LIVE. Municipal elections : the vote for the second round has finally begun - The Point

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The second round of municipal elections takes place this Sunday in 4 820 common. More than 157 000 candidates, and $ 16.5 million voters are affected by this ballot outside the norms, more than three months after the report in extremis of the vote, initially planned for 22 march, because of Covid-19. The polls opened at 8am under the protection of the health reinforced, with mask-wearing compulsory in the polls, hydroalcoholic gel to give priority to vulnerable persons to vote.

The suspense is important in some of the biggest cities (Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Montpellier or Strasbourg), while in the Haven, the Prime minister Edouard Philippe plays his future at Matignon.

This second round of the municipal elections, three and a half months after the first, held on the eve of a crucial sequence for the president and Emmanuel Macron, expected in the late morning in a polling station of le Touquet. The head of State could, in the coming days, to proceed to a reshuffle and to clarify its intent to "reinvent himself" for the last two years of his term.

The vote was again postponed in Guyana, where the coronavirus continues to spread.

09: 15 - Louis Aliot vote to Perpignan

Louis Aliot, deputy RN in the Pyrénées-Orientales, has voted to Perpignan, where it is present in the face of Jean-Marc Pujol (LR).


09: 03 - Anne Hidalgo vote in Paris

The mayor outbound capital slipped his ballot in the ballot box in a polling station of the 15th arrondissement.


08: 58 - Edward Philippe voted in the Haven

Under a cloud of cameras and photographers, the Prime minister Edward Philip was voted in le Havre.


08: 50 pm - A poll decisive on the eve of a government reshuffle

These municipal elections are held on the eve of a crucial sequence for the president and Emmanuel Macron, expected by the end of the morning in a polling station of le Touquet. The head of State could, in the coming days, to proceed to a reshuffle and to clarify its intent to "reinvent himself" for the last two years of his term.

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08: 45 - The challenges of this second round

The vote on Sunday will be essentially local, and it would be hazardous to extrapolate from national. But the results will give some indication on the reconfiguration policy.

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08: 40 pm - Finally the second round !

voters 4 820 commons began to vote this Sunday, at 8 o'clock for the second round of the municipal elections, organized with the health precautions that exceptional three and a half months after the first round. A ballot from the standards, including one of the main challenges is the participation, so that less than one voter in two had moved on the 15th march.

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Updated Date: 28 June 2020, 03:33

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