In the French overseas territories began voting in the presidential election

In the French overseas territories began voting in the presidential election

Polling stations opened in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon at 12:00 Paris time (13:00 GMT).

PARIS, may 6. /Offset. TASS Arina Lebedev/. French voters residing in the overseas departments of the country, the first started on Saturday a vote in the election of the President of the Fifth Republic in the second, decisive, round.

At 12:00 Paris time (13:00 GMT) polling stations opened in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

On these Islands in the North Atlantic, located 20 km from Newfoundland, home to about 5 million voters.

In the next few hours to join them, the inhabitants of Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana and French Polynesia, as well as members of diplomatic missions of France to countries in North and South America.

Such early voting is due to difference in time zones. Final election results will be announced at the same time in Metropolitan France and in French territories in the Western hemisphere, where the electorate is approximately 880 thousand people.

Meanwhile, continental France took a pause for reflection — the Sabbath is strictly observed the “day of silence”. In the metropolis the polls open on the morning of 7 may.

In the second round of presidential elections in France came the founder of the movement “On the March” Emmanuel macron, who was supported by 24.1% of voters, and the leader “National front” marine Le Pen, the result of which was the 21,30% of the vote. According to the latest opinion polls, the favorite of the decisive round is a macron. For his plan to vote, 62% of French, while for Le Pen — 38%.

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