This Sunday saw the second round of the French local elections, in which the left managed to preserve Paris and to regain Marseille after 25 years. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe won in Le Havre and environmentalists prevailed in Lyon, Strasbourg, Tours and Besançon.
The election was characterized by high abstention, which is predicted to reach 60 percent. This Sunday, the governments of almost 5,000 communities were decided.
On a strictly political level, the first news after the election was over was the re-election of Prime Minister Edouard Philippe as a candidate for the La Republica En Marcha party in Le Havre, the city at the mouth of the Paris Seine. According to French television BFMTV, Philippe won 59 percent of the vote.
This would be a political victory for President Emmanuel Macron, who is measuring his armed forces against the sharp rise expected for the Greens, who hope to take control of several major cities in the country.