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Second round of parliamentary election takes place in France
16:12, 18 June 2017
Second round of parliamentary election takes place in France

Macron’s party and its allies gained a leading position during the first round, which was held a week ago, and received 32% of votes

16:12, 18 June 2017

Polittech.org

The second round of election to the National Assembly, the  lower house French Parliament, is underway in France on June 18. French people are to choose the republic’s deputies for the next five years in the decisive round of voting. This was reported by Reuters.

Polling stations opened at 8 a.m. local time and will be working until 6 p.m. However, some of them may work until 8 p.m. in some of the large cities.

It is noteworthy that En Marche! party of the current president Emmanuel Macron and its allies gained a leading position during the first round, which was held a week ago, and received 32% of votes. Republican right wing party was runner-up with 21%. Alliance of Untamed France with communists goes next with 13.74%. National Front holds fourth place (13.2%). French socialists and their allies received only 9.5% of votes.

The first round of election to the National Assembly took place in France a week ago with the lowest turnout — 48.4%.

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