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Early French vote turnout slightly higher than 2012: Official

Four hours after polling stations opened, turnout was just over 28.5 percent, which would put the final turnout on course to beat the figure of 79.48 percent in the first round in 2012.

Published: 23rd April 2017 04:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2017 04:18 PM   |  A+A-

A French voter residing in Hong Kong walks past posters of presidential candidates as he prepares to vote in the first round of France's presidential election at the French International School in Hong Kong on April 23. (Photo | AFP)

By AFP

PARIS:  Turnout in the first round of the French presidential election at 1000 GMT on Sunday was slightly higher than at the same stage in 2012, the interior ministry said.

Four hours after polling stations opened, turnout was just over 28.5 percent, which would put the final turnout on course to beat the figure of 79.48 percent in the first round in 2012.



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