Elections in France and double the turnout in New Caledonia: a signal to Macron

High turnout in voting New Caledonia: At 12 noon local time (3 a.m. Italian time) the turnout was 32.39%, according to the High Commissioner of the Republic. This number has witnessed a clear increase compared to “the previous elections, where it was 13.06% in 2022 and 15.76% in 2017.” 229 thousand citizens of New Caledonia go to the polls to elect representatives for the territory of New Caledonia. South Pacific The authorities expect much higher participation than in the European elections, which ended with 86.5% abstention from voting. The High Commission of the Republic in New Caledonia stated that voting in New Caledonia took place “by the vast majority without incident and in a safe manner,” as tensions remain high after the violent riots that broke out last month over the electoral reform rejected by the separatists. .

The only violent incident on election day occurred in Huilo, a town on the east coast, where access to the town hall was blocked by rioters who prevented polling stations from opening. Meanwhile, after the overseas territories, it was the turn of mainland France, which was invited to vote in the first round of early legislative elections called by the president. Emmanuel Macron After the victory of the far right in the European elections. Polls are open from 8 am to 6 pm, and until 8 pm in the major centers. The second round is scheduled for July 7, and only then will the results of the electoral round be known with certainty, but the situation will already be determined in the evening and the President of the Elysee has scheduled a government meeting for tomorrow.

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