LIVE – Legislative elections 2022: polling stations open at 8 a.m. for the second round

Five candidates were elected in the first round

Five candidates were elected in the first round, four for Nupes and one for the outgoing presidential majority Together:

  • Sophia Chikirou (Nupes) in the 6th district of Paris
  • Alexis Corbière (Nupes) in the 7th constituency of Seine-Saint-Denis
  • Yannick Favennec-Bécot (Together) in the 3rd district of Mayenne
  • Sarah Legrain (Nupes) in the 16th district of Paris
  • Danièle Obono (Nupes) in the 17th district of Paris

These five candidates obtained both more than 50% of the votes cast and a number of votes at least equal to 25% of the registered voters in their constituency.

1148 candidates to decide for the second round

1148 candidates are in the running for this second round. The candidates of the outgoing majority (LaREM, Modem, Horizons and Agir) are the most numerous (415), ahead of the left alliance Nupes (380), not counting three socialist dissidents. As for the National Rally, it aligns 209 candidates in the second round and Les Républicains 71 (in addition to five UDIs and 14 DVDs).

You can consult the list of candidates in your department and your constituency in our article.

Towards a massive abstention?

Towards a new record for the second round? More than one in two voters shunned the ballot box last Sunday for the first round of the legislative elections, an unprecedented level for such an election: the abstention rate reached 52.49%, according to final figures from the Ministry of Interior.

Political scientists put forward a structural explanation for this relapse: the presidential election remains the queen election of the Fifth Republic and the legislative elections, especially since the inversion of the calendar which has placed them since 2002 in the wake of it, are struggling more and more more to mobilize.

Since 1993 (30.8%), abstention in the first round of legislative elections has continued to grow and the movement has further increased significantly since 2007 (39.6%) and 2012 (42.7%) and especially since 2017 (51.3%).

Polling stations open at 8 a.m. in mainland France

This is the last election sequence of this year. Hello everyone and welcome to this live dedicated to the second round of the 2022 legislative elections.

Polling stations open this Sunday morning at 8 a.m. everywhere in metropolitan France, for a closing at 6 or 8 p.m. depending on the municipality.

To find out all about the practicalities of the ballot, you can consult our frequently asked questions.

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