After a campaign is very short, the 7,500 polling stations opened at 9 a.m. Sunday, January 22, on the occasion of the first round to decide between the seven candidates.
First round of the primary on the left : follow the day live on The Monde.fr
The seven candidates who will be competing hoping for a strong mobilization on Sunday to give the winner a boost essential in preparation for the first round of the presidential election to counter left Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Emmanuel Macron. During this time, president François Hollande, travelers in Chile, did not participate in the vote.
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- participation down to the mid-day
participation in the primary organized by the PS was down to the mid-day compared to the election held in 2011. At the party headquarters, rue de Solferino, the chairman of the national organising Committee of the primary, Christophe Borgel, has announced a figure of 400 000 voters over 63% polling. the ” What we would give if we did an extrapolation on the whole about 600 000 voters “, said the socialist deputy.
” there is when even the world in the polling of the primary, during a morning where the temperature was more than a polar, and we can see depending on the feedback we have from the presidents of the polling station as a series of places, there is currently a rise in the power of polling with queues. “
In 2011, the first round of the primary to the left, the attendance was 800 000 voters by mid-day, about two-thirds of the 9 425 polling stations open at the time. For the recent primary from the right, the organizers had announced that 1.1 million voters by mid-day, for more than 10,000 offices.
- The overseas territories voted Saturday
voting began on Saturday in several overseas territories and to the French citizens living abroad can vote electronically. Many voters, however, have lamented some of the difficulties to find their polling place, ” lack of communication “, according to them, or of entries on the electoral register too late.
But the voters who were able to travel were confident. the ” We are a land of the left here, the people will come “, assured the president of the voting office of Gosier, Guadeloupe.