Voices from Russia

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Preliminary Results of French Polls Reveal Defeat of Two Leading Parties


Preliminary results of Sunday’s first round of presidential polls in France indicate a serious defeat for the country’s two leading parties, the ruling Socialist Party and the biggest opposition party, the centre-right Republicans, as their candidates have failed to win enough votes to make it into the runoff. According to initial data, Socialist candidate Benoit Hammon scored as little as 6.3 percent of the vote, whilst Republican François Fillon won 19.9 percent, which wasn’t enough for either one to make it to the second round. Hammon has already spoken to his supporters, calling the preliminary voting results “a serious defeat” for the Socialists. Fillon, too, conceded defeat.

23 April 2017




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