participation in the first round of the primary organized by the socialist Party, this Sunday, January 22, was, at mid-day, 400 000 voters and 63 % of 7 530 polling stations are open since 9 o’clock this morning.
The figures were announced by Christophe Borgel, president of the national organization committee of this election, from the seat of the PS. According to him, these data allow, by extrapolation, to estimate the participation on all locations, ” in the area of 600 000 voters “.
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” there is currently a rise in the power of the vote, with queues “, said Christophe Borgel, under a participation in ” the varied and variable according to the places “. The polls for the first round are open until 19 hours.
comparison with other primary is not flattering to the current one. In the first round of the primary of the left of October 2011, participation had reached 800 000 voters by mid-day, about two-thirds of the 9 425 polling stations be opened at this time. For the recent primary from the right, the organizers had announced that 1.1 million voters by mid-day, on more than 10,000 offices.
Objective : to between 1.5 million and 2 million
The number of voters is a decisive element for the success of the current primary, in which neither Jean-Luc Mélenchon, or Emmanuel Macron are candidates. In an interview in Paris this January 22, the first secretary of the PS, Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, ” it is estimated that between 1.5 million and 2 million (of voting, ED.), we will have achieved our objective “.
In fact, a high participation is the only way to give the winner of this primary its legitimacy and then attempts to gather his camp. During the morning, 22 January, the seven candidates have multiplied the statements in order to encourage voters to mobilize.
More than four million voters had participated in the primary from the right in last November. In 2011, they had been in a total of 2.7 million, according to the PS, to participate in the ” primary citizen “, an exercise that was quite new for the party of the rue de Solferino, which had allowed Francois Hollande to be a candidate.
Currently on an official trip in South America, the outgoing president does not participate in the first round of the primary.
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