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France: follow the first round of the legislative elections live

After the re-election of Emmanuel Macron last April, will the presidential party obtain a majority of deputies in the National Assembly?

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This Sunday, June 12, 2022, French voters are called to the polls to elect their deputies.

The 577 seats of the National Assembly are up for grabs for a new five-year term, according to the two-round majority system.

Follow live the first trends and the results of the first round of the legislative elections.

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What you must remember : 

• At 12 p.m., the turnout was 18.43%, down 0.8 points from 2017

• Candidates from the presidential majority in the lead in New Caledonia and Wallis-and-Futuna.

In the two constituencies of New Caledonia, the candidates of the presidential majority are in the lead, against a background of record abstention.

Less than one in three voters turned out.

• The poll this year is dominated by two camps.

On the one hand, the Together! coalition, supporting Emmanuel Macron, is seeking a parliamentary majority to govern.

On the other, the Union of the Left (Nupes) led by Jean-Luc Mélenchon is seeking to impose itself.

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