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French parliamentary election turnout below 2012 level at midday
June 11, 2017 / 10:40 AM / a month ago

French parliamentary election turnout below 2012 level at midday

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A person casts a ballot in a polling station during the first round of French parliamentary election in Nice, France June 11, 2017.Eric Gaillard

PARIS (Reuters) - Turnout in Sunday's first round of French parliamentary election voting had reached 19.24 percent by midday (1000 GMT), the interior ministry said, below the 21.06 percent recorded at the same time of day during the first-round ballot in 2012.

BFM TV had earlier reported the interior ministry's midday tally at 19.22 percent, before correcting itself.

Reporting by Laurence Frost; editing by Jason Neely

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