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France registers voter turnout of 59.7%, highest in 4 a long time


Updated – July 07, 2024 09:07 pm IST

Published – July 07, 2024 09:06 pm IST – PARIS

People queue to vote through the second spherical of the legislative elections in Paris on July 7, 2024.
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With three hours to go earlier than polls shut in France’s second spherical of high-stakes legislative elections on July 7, the most recent determine on the turnout is 59.71%. It’s the best turnout since 1981 right now within the voting day.

The general turnout is on observe to be the best in 4 a long time. Polls shut at 8 p.m. native time.

France votes in pivotal runoff elections that might hand a historic victory to Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally and its nationalistic, anti-immigrant imaginative and prescient – or produce a hung parliament and years of political impasse.

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