French Primaries Attract Over 1.2 Million Voters Before Midday

© AFP 2022 / DAMIEN MEYERPeople wait to vote at a polling station in Rennes, western France, on November 27, 2016 during the second round of the centre-right primaries ahead of the 2017 presidential election
People wait to vote at a polling station in Rennes, western France, on November 27, 2016 during the second round of the centre-right primaries ahead of the 2017 presidential election - Sputnik International
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About 1.27 million of people on Sunday have already participated in the ongoing second round of The Republicans party primaries, local media reported.

French politicians Alain Juppe (R) and Francois Fillon shake hands as they arrive to attend the third prime-time televised debate as they campaign in the second round for the French center-right presidential primary election in Paris, France, November 24, 2016 - Sputnik International
French Republican Candidates Fillon, Juppe to Contest in Final Primaries Sunday
PARIS (Sputnik) Some 1.27 million people have participated in the ongoing round of primary election by noon and the voter turnout has already reached about 67 percent, the BFMTV broadcaster reported citing Thierry Solere, an official responsible for the process of primaries.

According to the media outlet, the voter turnout is by 10-15 percent higher compared with the first round.

On November 20, Francois Fillon and Alain Juppe won in the first round of The Republicans primaries with the former securing 44 percent of center-right voters while the latter, long thought to be the front runner, ended with just 28 percent.

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