The first round of parliamentary elections began in France

France started voting in the first round of elections to the lower house of Parliament. Reported by the Associated Press.

Polling stations in the European part of the country opened at 8:00 local time (9:00 GMT) (overseas territories the vote was held the day before). Candidates presented nearly eight thousand candidates.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe came to the polling station in Le Havre, the mayor of which he was before being elected to government, one of the first. As reported BFMTV, he came to vote together with his wife.

Parliamentary elections in France are held in two rounds under majoritarian system. The winner in the constituency becomes the candidate who receives the most votes. The second round will be held on June 18 and it will go to the candidates obtaining in the first round of at least 12.5% of the vote.