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The first phase of voting abroad has begun


The first round of voting abroad and abroad for the first round of the presidential election began on Saturday, April 9, while the city will have to wait until Sunday to decide the twelve candidates for a referendum that will appear tight.

Little is known about this eleventh presidential election by universal suffrageAnd Republic: Non-voting rate. Many political scientists are afraid April 21, 2002 (28.4%) could break the record, the highest ever recorded in the first round of the presidential election. In 2017, this was not a good old age already, and this rate rose to 22.2% in 2017. The new feature, the highly undecided voters, creates uncertainty “Not trivial” According to political scientist Pascal Perino, on the ballot.

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Public meetings, distribution of leaflets and digital campaigning have been banned as the results are pending from 8pm on Sunday. Polls will open at 8 a.m. Sunday in the mainland of France, and no interview, poll or assessment will be released before the results.

Two candidates went to Europe’s Ecology-Leswerts, Yannick Jodot and La France Inzuimis, Jean-Luc Mன்சlenchon. Parade organized on Saturday in Paris for climate and social justice.

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Suffrage denied in Shanghai

Considering the time difference, some foreign voters are voting on Saturday. Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon rolled the ball at 8am (noon in Paris), followed by Guyana, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthelemy.

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The Pacific then takes power, with Polynesia beginning to vote at 8pm in Paris, Wallis and Futuna and New Caledonia. In Polynesia, the turnout was 12.34% at noon, up from 22.24% in the same period in 2017, according to the High Commission.

In the Indian Ocean, where the time difference is short, Reunion will vote Sunday at 6 a.m. from Paris and Mayotte at 7 p.m. Some French people living abroad are also in the front, but Shanghai residents cannot vote, as China’s largest city is restricted in the name of China’s zero Govt strategy.

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“Island of Debates”

“We have experienced a bizarre campaign that contradicts all imagination of the presidential election.”IFOP Director Frédéric Dabi explains. A campaign “Unpublished” For many reasons : The war in Ukraine “anesthesia drug”A “Low interest” This contradicts previous elections, and is non-existent “Regular Conflict of Plans” Between competing candidates.

“We have a kind of archipelago of discussions with little quarrels”, Especially between far-right activist Eric Gemmor (Reconquête!) And right-wing candidate Valérie Pécresse (Les Républicains) or “rebellious” Jean-Luc Mன்சlenchon, and a fragmented left-wing candidate, Ecologist Yannick Jodot, Communist Fossilist Paudo and Natalie Orthod. Sovereign Nicholas DuPont-Aiken and Bernouss Vice President Jean LaSalle regretted campaigning without debate.

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A “eroded” Republican lead

Candidates multiplied in the last week of the campaign to avoid indecision and abstention: last important meetings, media revelations, final field trips.

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The outgoing president, always at the top of the ballot, entered the campaign late, first prevented by a health crisis, and then by the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. He focused on a large national gathering on Saturday, April 2 in La Defense, but was inspired by several interviews over the weekend, pre-visiting a market in Newelli on Friday, April 8th.

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The National Rally candidate, Marine Le Pen, made his last trip to Aude on Friday, building up an upward momentum after being disturbed by his far-right rival Eric Gemmer, who secured second place and then gradually tightened the gap with Emmanuel. Macron. Jean-Luc Mélenchon gradually climbed to third. Political scientists, however, did not rule out the possibility that a surprise would disrupt this trifle given by opinion polls.

Even before the end of the first round, several candidates presented themselves in the perspective of the Macron-Le Pen fight in the second round, revealing divisions. “Republican Front” Against the far right. “The Republican front is not what it used to be. It has been eroded from top to bottom. ”Gilles Finchelstein, director of the Jean Jaurès Foundation, explained to Agence France-Presse. “It’s a spring”But think of it this spring “Enough is an illusion”.

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Le Monde and AFP

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