o The candidates have voted
the Beginning of the wait for the candidates. After a morning where everyone went to vote, they’re all going to wait until the polls close in 19 hours, and the announcement of the first results that should fall to 21 hours.
This morning, the first to present themselves before the ballot box was Vincent Peillon. In the Ve arrondissement of Paris, he expressed the desire “that there was more than one and a half million of voters”. Arnaud Montebourg had voted him to Montret in Saône-et-Loire. “I don’t make predictions because the polls are sovereign”, he said. Manuel Valls has moved into ” his ” city of Evry. The ex-prime minister was very concise, stressing the need that the French go to vote. Benoit Hamon was in Trappes in the Yvelines. Confident, the candidate stated that he saw the “second tower”.
The other three candidates : Sylvia Pinel was at Castelsarrasin, Tarn-et-Garonne, Jean-Luc Bennahmias in Marseille and, finally, François de Rugy, the candidate ecologist has voted to Nantes.
o An equity drop
mid-day 400,000 had voted on 63% of the polling vote. Either “about 600,000 if we extrapolate”, according to Christophe Borgel, president of the organizing committee of the primary to the left. A participation lower than in 2011, where 745.000 persons were displaced for the primary from the left. For the first round of the primary from the right in 2016, it was 1.1 million voters who had voted by mid-day.