In France, Sunday, June 11, is the first round of elections to the National Assembly. Today and also in the second round, June 18, will elect the 577 members of the lower house of the French Parliament.

Elections are held by majority system, under which candidates running for single-member districts. The winner in the first round will be considered the applicant scored in the district, more than 50% of the votes.

In those districts where the results of the first round will not be the winners in a week will be held the second round, which will involve either two candidates with the highest number of votes, or all candidates who voted at least 12.5% of registered voters. To win in the second round will be enough simple majority of votes.

Voting took place in 11 foreign constituencies, three of them on 18 June the second round.

According to the TV channel BFM TV, the first round of expression in France is the high level of terrorist threat. Security 67 thousands of polling stations across the country attracted 50 thousand policemen and gendarmes.

Released in may, the survey companies Odoxa predicted the victory of the party in the elections of the President of Emmanuel Macron “Forward!”: in support of the political forces spoke 29% of the French. 17% of respondents expressed readiness to support the national front of marine Le Pen. 15% were ready to vote for the party Republicans françois Fillon.

7 June 2017, it was reported that a spokesman for the Republicans, Thierry Mariani, who organized the visit of the French deputies in the temporarily occupied Crimea, in the first round and lost in the 11th foreign County, which represents French people living in post-Soviet countries and Asia.

See also: Why France chose Makron: explain the French

France launched the first round of parliamentary elections 11.06.2017

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