ELECTIONS – Go to the polls. While the French vote this Sunday, June 20 for the first round of the 2021 regional and departmental elections, the turnout at noon was 12.22%, four points less than the regional ones of December 2015 (16.27%) and more than five points less than the departmental ones of March 2015 (17.97%), according to figures from the Ministry of the Interior.
This weak mobilization confirms the fears of a massive abstention during this double ballot placed ten months before the presidential election.
At noon, the three regions where it voted the least at the start of the day are Île-de-France (8.47%), Grand Est: 10.33%, and Brittany (11.47 %).
In the other regions, the mid-day participation rates are thus established, Nouvelle-Aquitaine 13.58%, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 12.71%, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté 13.87%, Center-Val de Loire 13.28%, Occitanie 14.84%, Hauts-de-France 12.50%, Normandy 11.97%, Pays de la Loire 12.28%, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur 14.46% , Corsica 22.50%.
The departments with the lowest participation rates were Val-d’Oise (6.97%), Seine-Saint-Denis (7.37%) and Paris (7.73%). In contrast, the highest participation rates at noon in the departments are in Haute-Corse (24.15%), Corse-du-Sud (20.63%) and Aude (20.01 %), relays France Bleu.
The abstention record dates from 2010 (53.67%) for a first round of regional and 2011 (55.68%) for a first round of departmental, which were then called cantonal.
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