Voter turnout in France to 18.00 MSK % to 35.33%

Voter turnout in France to 18.00 MSK % to 35.33%

PARIS, 18 Jul — RIA Novosti. Voter turnout in the second round of elections of the deputies of the National Assembly (the lower chamber of Parliament) of France according to 17.00 (18.00 GMT) made up only of 35.33%, according to data of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the country.

Most polling stations will close at 18.00 local time, in large cities the voting will last till 20.00. After closing all sections will be published the first data about results of elections.

The first round of parliamentary elections a week earlier, was held with a record low turnout: vote came less than half of the voters of 48.71%. To 17: 00 local time the turnout was 40.75 per cent.

In 2012, the second round of elections of deputies of the Natssobraniya to the same hour voted 46,42% of the vote in 2007 — 49,58% in 2002 — 46,83%.

Parliamentary elections in France are held by the majority system: deputies are elected in 577 single-member districts. To win in the first round, candidates had to receive more than 50% of the vote. There were only four in the other districts the winners are determined in the second round, where success is sufficient relative majority.

Among the “finalists” were 454 candidate, “Forward, Republic of”, plus 62 the representative of the Federal centrist party “Democratic movement” (MoDem), 264 candidate from the center-right party “the Republicans”, 120 representatives of the “National front” marine Le Pen, 67 representatives of the left “Rebellious France,” Jean-Luc Mélenchon, 65 candidates from the socialist party, and three dozen representatives of minority parties and movements or non-party.

According to forecasts of sociologists, the movement of President Emmanuel Macron “Forward Republic” following the results of elections can win up to 80% of the seats in the National Assembly (lower house), receiving the wide-presidential majority in the history of the Fifth Republic (since 1958).