March 16, 2020 / 4:18 PM / 2 months ago

France to postpone second round of local elections: sources

PARIS (Reuters) - France will postpone the second round of mayoral elections to June 21 due to the coronavirus outbreak, two political sources told Reuters on Monday.

Sources also said that the results of first round of local elections on Sunday would remain valid.

The French government has imposed stringent restrictions on public life to curb the spread of the epidemic.

French President Emmanuel Macron is due to make a televised address to the nation at 1900 GMT on Monday.

Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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