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Abstention in French election second round seen between 25-27 pct - polls
May 7, 2017 / 3:25 PM / in 7 months

Abstention in French election second round seen between 25-27 pct - polls

PARIS (Reuters) - The final abstention level in the second round of the French presidential election is likely to stand at between 25-27 percent, according to four polls published on Sunday.

People wait in line to vote in the second round of 2017 French presidential election at a polling station in Lyon, France, May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

A survey from Ifop-Fiducial put the abstention rate at 25 percent. Polls from Ipsos Sopra Steria and Elabe estimated the abstention rate at 26 percent while another poll from Harris Interactive estimated that rate at 27 percent.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; editing by Michel Rose

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