May 26, 2019 / 3:17 PM / 5 months ago

Turnout in France up 8 percentage points to 43% compared to 2014

PARIS (Reuters) - Turnout for the European Parliament elections in France stood at 43.29% at 1700 local time (1500 GMT), the Interior Ministry said on Sunday, significantly above the level seen at the same time during the 2014 vote.

In 2014, the rate was 35.07% and it stood at 33.18% in 2009.

Polls close at 2000 local time in France.

Reporting by Inti Landauro; Editing by Luke Baker

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