Party “next Republic” of the President of France Emmanuel Makron has a strong lead in the first round of voting in the parliamentary elections, according to final data of the Ministry of internal Affairs of the country.
So, the supporters of Macron received of 32.32% of the vote. On the second place – right party “the Republicans” and its allies (21,56%). This is followed by the Alliance “Unconquered France” with the Communists (of 13.74%). The fourth place is occupied by right-wing “national front” (13.2 per cent). The French socialists and their allies got only 9.5%.
One of the features of the first round was a record low turnout (50,2%). Many political figures have urged voters not to ignore the second round.
Experts note that the decline in turnout in France is not a new trend.
“Parliamentary elections are less interested in the voters, as well as all other elections except President”, – quotes the radio station “France enfo” the Professor of political science at the University of Montpellier Jean-Yves Domaina.
Radio station emphasizes that there is another reason: a distrust of French politicians. So, a recent survey showed that 30% of voters in France do not trust their representative in Parliament deputies.
A second round of voting will take place on 18 June.
We will remind, the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Sunday has published on its website a cartoon on extending the country’s parliamentary elections, the turnout for which will probably be the lowest in the entire history of the Fifth Republic.