In France, the party of the President of France Emmanuel Makron and its allies will surely win the second round of elections to the National Assembly (lower house of Parliament – the National Assembly).
This is evidenced by the exit poll conducted by pollsters Ipsos/Sopra Steria, which were presented in live TV channel France24.
According to the survey, the party of the President of France “the Republic!” and its ally, the party “Democratic movement” – needs to 355 seats out of 577 in the lower house of Parliament.
In second place – the conservative party “the Republicans” and its allies from party “the Union of Democrats and independent”, which will have 125 seats.
However, the socialist party of former President françois Hollande, who participated in the elections in Alliance with the Radical party of the left, will get 49 seats.
The French Communist party will have 30 seats, and the right party “national front”, which is marine Le Pen, has 8 mandates.
Other participants of the election race will take 10 seats in the National Assembly.
The leading television channel reported that the voter turnout as of 17.00 local time (18.00 CET) was very low – at the level of 35.33%. In the previous elections to the lower house in 2012 at the same time, the turnout was 46,42%, and a week ago, June 11, in the first round, the participation of citizens in elections was 40.75 per cent.
In General, it is projected that the elections had not participated 56.6% of voters.