A tentative date, but that is not definitive. Édouard Philippe took the podium Friday, alongside Christophe Castaner to announce that the second round of municipal elections will be held on 28 June, as The Point was revealed on Wednesday. The Prime minister has, however, warned against the risk of a new report. Notably, he warned that this decision was "reversible" if the sanitary conditions were not at the rendezvous, and that they were deteriorating in the meantime.
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"After you have weighed the pros and cons, we believe that the democratic process must take its course," explained the Prime minister at a conference at Matignon, in pointing out that a "clause of revoyure" with the scientific council will take place within two weeks.
The second round of municipal elections, planned for 22 march, had been postponed because of the outbreak of the new coronavirus. The holding of the first round on the 15th, the eve of the announcement of the containment, had been marked by a leap massive abstention, which exceeded 55% of the electorate. In a notice to the government, the scientific council is not opposed to the holding of the second round in June, with, however, conditions for strengthening the health security during the electoral process as a whole.
strict health rules
The Interior minister Christophe Castaner has estimated Friday that the campaign for the second round of the municipal will have to be conducted "differently" so that it does not become a " factor of circulation of the virus ". "It will be right (...) to campaign differently," explained the minister, referring in particular to "respect the systematic gestures barriers" and the need " to focus on digital campaigns ". In the polling station, voters will be required to wear protective masks, he added.
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