By the editor
LParticipation in the first round of the legislative elections reached 18.43% on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. according to the Ministry of the Interior, a figure down 0.8 points compared to 2017 when it stood at 19.24%.
It is also down sharply from the first round of the 2022 presidential election, where it reached 25.48% at noon. On the other hand, the participation is much higher than that of the departmental and regional elections of 2021 at noon (12.22%).
On the other hand, the participation is much higher than that of the departmental and regional elections of 2021 at noon (12.22%).
Finally, it is equivalent to the participation at the same time in the municipal elections of 2020 (18.38%).
Lot is the department that voted the most at noon on Sunday (27.8%), ahead of Cantal (26.35%), Jura (25.69%), Dordogne (25.19%) and Gers (24.86%).
The lowest participation was recorded in Seine-Saint-Denis with 9.85%.
Back to the polls
A month and a half after the re-election of Emmanuel Macron, France returned to the polls on Sunday in legislative elections where the president is playing his parliamentary majority against a reinvigorated left and, beyond that, his ability to reform the country.
More than 48 million French people must renew the entire National Assembly, or 577 deputies, during this two-round ballot, the second being scheduled in a week, on June 19. The Assembly and the Senate hold the legislative power in France.
Polling stations opened at 8:00 a.m. and will close at 6:00 p.m. with the exception of major cities including Paris, where the deadline is extended until 8:00 p.m., when the first estimates from polling institutes are expected.
According to the latest polls of voting intentions published on Friday, the formation Together! of President Macron and his centrist allies is neck and neck with the alliance of left-wing parties Nupes grouped behind Jean-Luc Mélenchon.