As it happened: France's local elections see Greens surge, far-right win Perpignan

Scrutineers, wearing protective face masks, count votes at a polling station for the second round of the mayoral elections in Perpignan, southern France on June 28, 2020.
Scrutineers, wearing protective face masks, count votes at a polling station for the second round of the mayoral elections in Perpignan, southern France on June 28, 2020. © Raymond Roig, AFP

In France's second round of local elections on Sunday, Marine Le Pen's far-right party the Front National has won in Perpignan, Anne Hidalgo has been re-elected mayor of Paris and France's green party is on the rise.

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  • Incumbent Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has once more taken the capital, with 50.2 percent of the vote.
  • The far-right National Rally candidate Louis Aliot, a former partner of the party's leader Marine Le Pen, has won the mayor's race in Perpignan.
  • The country's green party, the EELV, has had a successful election. Its candidate Bruno Bernardin has won in France's third city, Lyon, while Pierre Hurmic has claimed victory in Bordeaux.
  • France's Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has won back his old job as mayor of Le Havre.
  • This second round of local elections were held in 4,827 cities and towns across France on Sunday. The first round of voting was on March 15.
  • According to figures published at 5pm, the participation rate was around 34.7 percent; the first round's was 38.8 percent.

 

 

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