Turnout in the first round was 25.48% as of 12 p.m., down three points from 2017

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12:43 p.m : And twelve candidates out of twelve. Outgoing President Emmanuel Macron, in turn, threw his ballot into the ballot box. He was at a polling station in Le Touquet (Pas-de-Calais).

12:22 p.m : The five departments with the most votes at midday are Saône-et-Loire (39.05%), Gers (37.71%), Ardèche (35.55%), Dordogne (34.63%) and Vaucluse (32nd .64%). The five departments with the least mobilization are Seine-Saint-Denis (14.71%), Paris (15.34%), Val-d’Oise (18.82%), Essonne (18.89%) and Hauts- de-Seine (19.13%). ).

12:17 p.m : Hi @EuLax. The participation rate in the department of Haute-Corse reached 25.07% at midday, compared to 28.99% in 2017 at the same time, according to data from the prefecture. In Corse-du-Sud it is 25.86%.

12:16 p.m : Do we abstain on Corsica?

12:21 p.m : Here are the main headlines:

• Turnout in the first round of presidential elections was 25.48% at midday, down three points from 2017 (28.54%) at the same time.

• Around 48.7 million voters are called to the first round of the presidential elections. Eleven of the 12 candidates have already put their ballots in the ballot box.

Ukraine has expressed its willingness to: a “big fight” to the east of its territory, a priority target for Moscow, where the evacuation of civilians continues for fear of an impending offensive.

The EU foreign ministers will be discussing a sixth package of sanctions against Moscow tomorrow in Luxembourg.

Monegasque Charles Leclerc (Ferrari) won the Australian Grand Prix, in the third round of the Formula One World Championship.

12:04 : Turnout in the first round of presidential elections reached 25.48% as of midday, according to official figures from the Interior Ministry. For comparison: in 2017 the turnout in the first round at noon was 28.54%. At the same time in 2002, it was 21.4% (an all-time low).

12:01 : Turnout in the first round at midday is 25.48%, down three points from 2017

11:59 : To encourage the French to go to the polls during the first round of the presidential election, some voters are redoubling their imagination and proposals, such as B. the transport of certain people to the polling stations. Small tour of France of initiatives.

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11:54 : The LR candidate Valérie Pécresse meanwhile voted in Vélizy-Villacoublay (Yvelines).

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12:12 p.m : The candidate of Debout la France!, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan, went to his stronghold of Yerres (Essonne) to vote. Most of the candidates voted, we almost made it!

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11:45 a.m : The environmental candidate Yannick Jadot voted in a Paris polling station.

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11:45 a.m : Presidential candidate: candidate Jean Lassalle voted in Lourdios-Ichère https://t.co/KfLFtbljMJ

11:51 a.m : Also voted. The candidate Jean Lassalle (Let us resist!) went to the polling station in Lourdios-Ichère (Pyrénées-Atlantiques).

11:37 : Marine Le Pen voted just before 11:30 a.m. for the first round of the presidential election. The National Assembly candidate went to a polling station in Hénin-Beaumont (Pas-de-Calais).

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11:42 : Lutte Ouvrière’s candidate, Nathalie Arthaud, has just dropped her ballot into the ballot box in Pantin (Seine-Saint-Denis).

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11:31 a.m : “It is an element of political communicationvery important. We indicate that these candidates are exercising their civil rights. It also says that the day will be very long: “We put our ballot in the ballot box, it’s up to the other French people to do the same”. But that doesn’t have much impact on voters. Few French people are waiting for these pictures [de ces candidats] do the same.”

Martin Foucault, professor at Sciences-Po and director of Cevipof, reacts to franceinfo on these morning images of candidates at the polling stations.

11:59 : Reconquête! candidate Eric Zemmour takes turns voting. It is located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.

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11:36 : It is Fabien Roussel’s turn to choose. The Communist Candidate put his ballot in the ballot box in Saint-Amand-les-Eaux (North).

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11:00 a.m : LFI candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon voted at the Kindergarten Dames in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), in the second arrondissement.


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10:41 a.m : Hi @Lolo. Two pro-independence movements, Corsica Libera and Core in Fronte, called for an election boycott during a press conference two days ago. Our colleagues from France 3 Corse ViaStella also sent an image of election posters covered with photos of Yvan Colonna, a pro-independence activist who died after an attack on the central building in Arles.

Election posters were covered with portraits of Yvan Colonna.

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10:59 : Hello Franceinfo. Did the Corsican separatists want to disrupt the vote or simply call for a boycott?

10:26 : François Hollande, former President of the Republic, has just arrived at his polling station in Tulle (Corrèze).

10:15 am : 🗳 #Électionpresidentielle |📅 Sunday, April 10, 2022 – 1st ballot – Presidential election 2022: 🛑 The turnout in Réunion for the 1st ballot is estimated at 12:00 at 20.65%.

10:14 a.m : The participation rate in Réunion is estimated at 20.65% at midday, the prefecture announces. It has increased compared to 2017 (18.94%).

09:54 : The Ministry of the Interior will announce the first figures in France on the participation rate at noon. In the meantime, here are some snapshots in the Rhône, Lyon and Cours-la-Ville.

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09:42 : In the Alpes-Maritimes, a taxi company has made three of its five vehicles available to voters, particularly elderly or isolated people. This small boost is voluntary, explains a driver from France 3 Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. A similar operation had already been organized in 2017.

As in 2017 and to fight against abstention in the presidential elections, Emmanuel Barroso is offering free transport to elderly or dependent voters who have been unable to move.

(F. CERULLI / FRANCE TELEVISION)

10:25 a.m : Prime Minister Jean Castex votes in Prades (Pyrénées-Orientales), a city of which he was mayor between 2008 and 2020 (since his appointment as Prime Minister, the first deputy acts on an interim basis).


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09:18 : Members of the polling stations, ballot box, counting… All elections are subject to strict rules to avoid possible fraud. Here are the key measures used at the polling station to ensure the sincerity and conformity of voting. For example, the ballot box must be transparent, with an opening and two locks.

09:35 : Nicolas Sarkozy, former President of the Republic, voted in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe voted in Le Havre (Seine-Maritime).

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09:19 : PS candidate Anne Hidalgo has just voted in the 15th arrondissement of Paris.

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10:53 : The Ministry of the Interior will announce the first figures in France on the participation rate at noon. In French Polynesia, where the vote was brought forward to take account of the time difference, at 5 p.m. local time (5 a.m. in Paris) this rate was 23.78% compared to 43.97% at the same time in the first ballot of 2017. In New Caledonia, the Participation peaked at midday (3am in Paris) at 17.59%, compared to 19.86% five years ago.

08:15 : That Sunday newspaper apparently dedicates its front page to the first round of the presidential elections. The weekly mentions two ingredients in particular: “Abstention and Indecision”.

08:09 : Elected in Villenave-d’Ornon in the Bordeaux suburbs! May the best win 👍

08:03 : #Présidentielle2022 I It’s 8 a.m., the polling stations are open until 7 p.m. or even 8 p.m. in the largest cities. Let’s choose!

08:02 : Polling stations open for the first round of presidential elections. Follow election day on franceinfo.

10:53 : It is 8 o’clock. Here are the major news headlines:

• Polling stations have just opened in France, shortly after the start of elections in overseas France and for French expatriates. Around 48.7 million voters are called to the first round of the presidential election.

Ukraine has expressed its willingness to: a “big fight” to the east of its territory, a priority target for Moscow, where the evacuation of civilians continues for fear of an impending offensive.

Tens of thousands of people took part in pro-climate demonstrations in several major French cities yesterday afternoon.

Rennes returns to PSG in second place after finishing runners-up in Reims (3-2), relegating OM to the third step of the podium. At the capital club he made short work of Clermont (6: 1) in the evening.

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