France started the second round of parliamentary elections

A second round of voting in the National Assembly (lower house of Parliament) started in France on Sunday, reports Reuters. Stations opened at 8:00 (9:00 Moscow time). The voting will last till 18:00 but in larger cities it is possible to vote until 20:00.

Analysts say that turnout may fall to a record low due to voter fatigue after seven months of the campaign (in may the country held a presidential election).

The first round of voting was held a week ago, on June 11. The party of the President of France Emmanuel Makron “go Republic!” has gained 28.21% of the vote, center-right “Republicans” took 15.77 percent, “national front” marine Le Pen of 13.20 percent, “Rebellious France,” Jean-Luc Mélenchon — of 11.02 percent, the center-left socialist party — 7,44% of the votes.

Came to areas less than half of the French — of 48.71 percent, which is the lowest figure in the history of elections to the national Assembly.

Elections to the national Assembly are held by the majority system, candidates are elected in single-member districts. Marine Le Pen won enough votes, winning in his district trust 46,02 percent of the citizens. Its closest rivals far behind several times.

In the second round are the candidates that received at least 12.5 percent of the votes in the first round.