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The second round of French municipalities ends with a record abstention

June 28, 2020

The second round of French local elections was held this Sunday, an election event marked by high abstention rates, which are predicted to reach 60 percent. This Sunday, the governments of almost 5,000 municipalities are 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.

The second round of French municipalities ends with a record abstentionThe second round of French municipalities ends with a record abstention

The Greens are predicted to retain Grenoble, the main city they control, and Lyon, Toulose, Strasbourg, Tours and Besançon are controversial.