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French recalled to the polls on June 28

The second round of municipal elections will take place in a month, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on Friday. However, the ballot could be postponed again if health conditions were to deteriorate.

The second round of municipal elections will take place in a month, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on Friday. However, the ballot could be postponed again if health conditions were to deteriorate.

(AFP) – “After weighing the pros and cons, we think that democratic life must resume its rights,” said the Prime Minister on Friday, as he announced the new date for the second round of municipal elections in France. . Poll postponed from March 22 to Sunday June 28 finally, due to the covid-19 epidemic of course. However, the head of the French government reported that “review clause»With the scientific council which will intervene within two weeks.

Voters must wear a mask at polling stations. And Christophe Castaner, Minister of the Interior to insist on the fact that this second round should not “become a factor of circulation of the virus”. “It will therefore be necessary to campaign differently,” he said, referring to “systematic respect for barrier gestures” and the need to “prioritize digital campaigns”.

The holding of the first round on the 15th, on the eve of the confinement announcement, had been marked by a massive jump inabstention, which had exceeded 55% of voters. In a notice to the government, the scientific council did not oppose the holding of the second round in June, however with conditions to strengthen health security during the whole electoral process.

The municipal councils elected in full in the first round of municipal may, they, take office from Saturday, May 23 to elect mayors and assistants.


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