About 48.7 million voters were called to the polls to choose between outgoing President Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen.
• outgoing president Emmanuel Macron A favorite for a second term, but never before far right The Elysee elections are approaching.
• Is almost 48.7 million French citizenswho were called to the polls, with seats open from 8 to 20, but Fear of a strong abstention.
• The first figures show turnout at 12, a decline compared to the 2017 poll. At 17, turnout was 63.23%, down from the first round. For premieres, you have to wait for the polls to close at 8pm.
17:01 – turnout at 17.00
At 5 p.m., turnout was 63.23%, down from first round (When 65% of the electorate voted at the same time): This was announced by the Ministry of the Interior. In 2017, at the same time, turnout was slightly higher, more precisely at 65.30%.
According to a survey just prepared by Elabe for BFMTV And Expressthe second round of the French presidential election could have a 28% abstention: if predictions turn out to be correct, it will be the highest abstention since 1969.
15:22 – The importance of weather
Who will win the elections? The answer to this question may be influenced by the weather. Opinion polls seem unanimous to point to the outgoing president’s clear advantage: the ratio was between 42.5% (Ipsos) and 47 (Odoxa), with a pass of 45 for Ifop and 44.5 for Elabe.
The only danger to Macron Represented by abstention. and here this, As explained by Aldo CazulloThe weather can make a difference: today it rains on the cities of the northwest and the southwest reservoir of Macron: elderly people in Brest, Rennes, Bordeaux and Toulouse can be urged to stay indoors.
2.00 pm – Le Pen: I am calm and I trust the French
I am calm, and I have confidence in the French people who appeared calm and self-confident Marine Le Penthe candidate of the National Rally for the Presidential elections, while voting at her college in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, where she kept several selfies with her supporters.
13:12 – Macron crowds into Le Touquet . seat
outgoing French president, Emmanuel Macron, and his wife Brigitte voted simultaneously at their polling station in Le Touquet, northern France, in the same province (Pas de Calais) where his opponent, Marine Le Pen, had already voted. On leaving his home and arriving at the polling station, Macron, accompanied by Brigitte and surrounded by dozens of cameras, allowed hundreds of supporters who greeted him to shake his hand, hug him, kiss him and take selfies next to him.
12:04 p.m. – Voter turnout is 26.4%.
At 12 turnout in 26.41%, lower than the 2017 ballot, when 28.23% of eligible voters voted at the same time. That’s two points lower than in the 2017 ballot, but also one point more than two weeks ago, on the occasion of the first round of elections, when was 25.48%.
11:15 a.m. – Le Pen votes at Henin Beaumont polling station
Marine Le Pen, the caucus candidate for the presidential election, voted at her college in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, around 11 a.m., French media reported.
Apr 24, 2022 (change on Apr 24, 2022 | 17:33)
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