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Early evening French election turnout down slightly from 2012 - ministry
April 23, 2017 / 3:13 PM / 8 months ago

Early evening French election turnout down slightly from 2012 - ministry

PARIS (Reuters) - Turnout figures for the first round of the French presidential election showed a 69.42 percentage participation rate by around 1700 local time (1500 GMT), the Interior Ministry said on Sunday, with the numbers down slightly from the last election.

French expats queue along the street and around the block outside the Lycee Francais Charles de Gaulle to cast their vote in a polling station inside the school, in the first round of the 2017 French presidential election, in London, Britain April 23, 2017. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

The latest turnout figure compared to 70.59 percent at the same time during the last election in 2012, 73.87 percent in 2007 and 58.45 percent in 2002.

Reporting by Pascale Antonie; Writing by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by John Irish

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