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What to remember from the second round of municipal

Here are the points to remember from the second round of municipal elections.

– Among the 16.5 million voters called to vote in 4,820 municipalities for the second round of the municipal elections, many of them shunned the ballot. The participation rate is estimated to be between 40% and 41%, compared to 62.1% in 2014.

– Environmentalists make a breakthrough: they keep Grenoble and win Lyon, Marseille, Strasbourg, Besançon, Bordeaux, Tours, Poitiers, Annecy.

– Prime Minister Édouard Philippe largely won it in Le Havre on Sunday with almost 59% of the vote against PCF deputy Jean-Paul Lecoq. This victory consolidates the head of government, while a major reshuffle is looming, but does not mask the announced fiasco of the majority party LREM.

– The PS is resisting: in addition to Hidalgo, which retains Paris, the socialists keep Lille, where Martine Aubry narrowly wins her 4th term, with only 227 votes apart, against her environmental competitor Stéphane Baly. They also won Nancy, and also kept Rennes, Nantes and Le Mans.

– The right always present: The Republicans keep Toulouse, where the outgoing mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc (supported by La République en Marche) wins. In Nice, the outgoing mayor Christian Estrosi (Les Républicains) claimed victory in his city, and in Aix-en-Provence the LR Maryse Joissains-Masini was re-elected with 43.5% of the vote.

12:05 am: Cédric Villani will not sit on the Paris Council

Cédric Villani, dissident LREM candidate for mayor of Paris, announced on Sunday that he had not been elected to the Paris Council, and that he would be a simple borough councilor in the 14th district, after the second round of municipal elections on Sunday.

"I am very proud to have been able to carry my values, my convictions to the end (…) and to have carried crucial issues for the future of Paris, such as the enlargement of the capital," said the mathematician, Fields medalist. "This election is also a starting point and we will continue to work tirelessly with our two borough elected officials," he added.

11:40 p.m .: Éric Piolle widely re-elected in Grenoble

The outgoing environmental mayor Éric Piolle, head of a union list of the left, was widely re-elected in Grenoble. In a quadrangular, he obtains more than 50% of the votes, far ahead of the former mayor Alain Carignon (right), condemned for corruption and misuse of social goods in the middle of the 90s, who collected about 22% of the votes. LREM candidate Emilie Chalas came 3rd, shoulder to shoulder with Olivier Noblecourt, 4th. Both collect around 12% of the vote.

"It is obviously symbolically very important to pass the 50%, it is not easy in quadrangular," said the 47-year-old mayor, surrounded by many worshipers gathered on Place Grenette in the city center. The still partial results, but covering a large majority of the 86 polling stations in this city of 158,000 inhabitants, give it almost 53%.

Find the electoral evening in Grenoble and in Isère with our colleagues from the Dauphiné libéré.

11:25 p.m .: Chambéry goes back to the left

The former minister of François Hollande Thierry Repentin (PS) brought Chambéry back into the socialist bag on Sunday by beating outgoing mayor Michel Dantin (LR), who in 2014 ravished this city traditionally anchored on the left.

The 57-year-old socialist, who led the "Chambéry en commun" list, joined forces with the candidate "civil society" and supported by environmentalists Aurélie Le Meur in the in-between rounds to beat the pawn to his rival.

Follow the electoral evening in Chambéry and in Savoie with our colleagues from Dauphiné Libéré.

11:15 p.m .: results in major cities in one click



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11:05 p.m .: Communists lose Aubervilliers, Saint-Denis but take over Bobigny

The Parisian red belt is (almost) no more. The communists lost Aubervilliers, where the outgoing mayor Meriem Derkaoui lost to the UDI Karine Franclet. In Saint-Denis, the outgoing Laurent Russier was beaten by the socialist Mathieu Hanotin. However, the Communists managed to take over the Seine-Saine-Denis prefecture, Bobigny, where Abdel Sadi won against UDI Christian Bartolmé.

11:03 p.m .: heavy defeat for Agnès Buzyn

LREM's unsuccessful candidate for municipal elections in the capital, Agnès Buzyn, failed to obtain enough votes to become a councilor for Paris.

Agnès Buzyn "will not be on the Paris Council, she will be a borough councilor and will sit alone," said Geoffroy Boulard, the outgoing mayor of the 17th arrondissement, where Agnès Buzyn was at the top of the list. The candidate for La République en Marche entered the campaign on February 16, after the resignation of Benjamin Griveaux, following the publication of an intimate video.

22h58: in Paris, Dati is pleased to have "straightened the right"

LR candidate for mayor of Paris Rachida Dati, who came second in the second round on Sunday, was pleased to have "straightened the right" in the capital and to have "brought values ​​to life".

"Together with all my running mate, we straightened the right in Paris. We did not give life to a party, we gave life to values," said Rachida Dati, stressing having "thus broken with hatred, resentment, the divisions that have weakened and caused the Parisian right to lose since 2001 ".

22h52: a green wave in big cities

Lyon, Marseille, Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Poitiers, Besançon … the Greens won many major cities on Sunday, crossing a decisive stage in their history which could propel them as the major force of the next presidential election.

The EELV candidates were able to sweep the green wave of the first round to the top of the city halls on March 15, despite the long parenthesis of the coronavirus epidemic.

10:35 p.m .: in Metz, the right on the wire

The right-wing candidate François Grosdidier (Les Républicains) won the wire in Metz against the environmental candidate Xavier Bouvet. A small point separates the two men, 45.1% against 44.2%. In this triangular, Françoise Grolet, the candidate for the National Rally, is far behind, at 10.6% of the vote.

Find the election night in Metz with our colleagues from the Lorraine Republican.


Mathieu Klein, new mayor of Nancy. Photo Patrice Saucourt / L'Est Républicain
Mathieu Klein, new mayor of Nancy. Photo Patrice Saucourt / L'Est Républicain

22h25: in Nancy, the "emotion" of the socialist Mathieu Klein

"The emotion is really strong. It is a victory which, for me, represents an immense responsibility and I measure it," said the socialist Mathieu Klein, after his victory in Nancy, over the outgoing radical mayor Laurent Hénart.

"The people of Nancy have chosen to write a new page in their history, have chosen an ecological and united project, geared towards development and reconciling town planning," he added.

Find the election night in Nancy and Lorraine with our colleagues from L'Est Républicain.

10:20 pm: the Metropolis of Lyon also green

The ecologist Bruno Bernard, head of the list of a coalition bringing together EÉ-LV and the left parties, claimed Sunday his victory at the metropolis of Lyon, real seat of power in Lyon, for a historic double in the city ruled since 2001 by Gérard Collomb.

"Voters today have made a historic choice. That of a metropolis that is strongly committed to future generations and for the preservation of the climate (…). I will lead the metropolis of Lyon with a united team and invested, "said Bruno Bernard to the press, while the official results had not yet been released.

10:18 p.m .: The choice of "hope" for Anne Hidalgo

"You have chosen hope, you have chosen to rally", launched Parisian mayor Anne Hidalgo on Sunday evening after her re-election, from the forecourt of the Town Hall.

"You have chosen a Paris that breathes, a Paris that is more pleasant to live in, a more united city that leaves no one by the wayside (…) This victory makes sense because it is collective," he said. she continued.

10:13 p.m .: François Rebsamen returns to Dijon

The outgoing mayor François Rebsamen (PS) announces his re-election in Dijon. He is ahead of the right-wing candidate Emmanuel Bichot by ten points and the environmental candidate, Stéphanie Modde.

Follow the electoral evening in Dijon with our colleagues in the public good.

22:01: The left takes Saint-Brieuc

Almost 50 years old, Hervé Guihard (various left), never elected, won the town hall of Saint-Brieuc on Sunday, in a city that has long been on the left before moving to the center-right in 2001.

At the head of a PS / PCF / EÉ-LV list, he collected 55.06% against the Modem list Richard Rouxel, resulting from the merger of two competing lists of the presidential majority. The outgoing mayor Marie-Claire Dourion (UDI) did not stand for re-election.

10 p.m .: Alain Juppé's "sadness"

Former Bordeaux mayor Alain Juppé (LR) said on Sunday evening his "sadness" after the defeat of his successor, Florian Nicolas.


Anne Vignot. Photo L'Est Républicain / Franck LALLEMAND
Anne Vignot. Photo L'Est Républicain / Franck LALLEMAND

21h58: in Besançon, the ecologists of a short head

Environmentalist Anne Vignot won the town hall of Besançon with a short head with 43.83% of the vote on Sunday, ahead of candidate LR Ludovic Fagaut (41.61%) and walker Eric Alauzet (14.55%).

"I am the first female mayor, environmentalist, of Besançon and I am extremely proud of it," said Anne Vignot when learning of her victory.

Find the electoral evening in Besançon and in France-Comté with our colleagues from L'Est Républicain.

9:55 p.m .: Victory … by age criteria

Incredible scrutiny in Chassieu, in the Rhône. The candidates were tied, with 1,285 votes each, according to our colleagues from Le Progrès.

Jean-Jacques Sellès (various right) is designated winner against Sylvaine Coponat, on the age criterion …

9:53 pm: in Nice, Estrosi claims its victory

The outgoing mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi (Les Républicains) claimed Sunday evening victory in his city, where he claims to have "largely" surpassed the Nice ecological list and the National Gathering.

"At the end of this second round, it is up to me to proclaim the almost final results (…). The list that I had the honor to lead comes to a head with 59.3%" of the votes cast ", a he announced on the forecourt of the town hall. According to Mr. Estrosi, the Nice Ecological list achieved 19.4% and that of the National Gathering 21.3%. The participation was limited to 27.8%.

9:48 pm: in Lyon, a "historic" victory for the ecologist Grégory Doucet

Environmentalist Grégory Doucet claims a "historic" victory in Lyon.

Find the electoral evening in Lyon with our colleagues from Progress.

9:45 p.m .: the environmental candidate widely ahead in Strasbourg

Environmentalist Jeanne Barseghian beat LREM candidate Alain Fontanel, supported by the right, in the second round of municipal elections in Strasbourg, according to an Ipsos-Sopra Steria estimate.

The environmentalist obtained 42.5% of the vote against 34.3% for Mr. Fontanel. Socialist Catherine Trautmann comes in third with 23.2% of the vote, according to this estimate.

Find the election night in Strasbourg with our colleagues from Latest news from Alsace.

9:33 p.m .: The left wins in Montpellier

Estimates in Montpellier give Michaël Delafosse (PS / PCF / EÉ-LV) largely in the lead with 48.9% of the votes ahead of Philippe Saurel (various left) and Mohed Altrad.

9:32 p.m .: claimed victory for environmentalists in Tours

Environmentalist Emmanuel Denis claimed victory in Tours on Sunday after the second round of municipal elections, against outgoing mayor Christophe Bouchet (UDI, supported by LR).

"We managed to transform the dynamics of the first round into the dynamics of victory. And that is a great satisfaction. (…) I am also very happy to be part of this green wave", declared the candidate EÉ-LV , supported by several left parties.


Photo CHRISTOPHE SIMON / hooly News
Photo CHRISTOPHE SIMON / hooly News

9:25 p.m .: Marseille switches to the left

The union list on the left, led by environmentalist Michèle Rubirola, is well ahead with 10 points ahead of Marseille. Martine Vassal, the LR candidate, would be beaten in her own sector.

Michèle Rubirola would have ten points ahead.

Find our article on the situation in Marseille.

9:24 p.m .: in Lyon, the environmentalist Grégory Doucet widely ahead

Environmentalist Grégory Doucet is well ahead in Lyon with more than 50% of the vote and more than 20 points ahead of his opponents, according to three polling institutes.

At the head of an EELV-PS-PCF-LFI coalition, it collects 53.5% of the votes, ahead of Yann Cucherat (DVC-LR) 30.5% and Georges Képénékian (LREM diss, PRG) 16%, according to Ipsos Sopra Steria for France Télévisions / Radio France / Parliamentary Channels. Doucet accounts for 50.8%, Cucherat 31.4% and Képénikian 17.8% for Harris Interactive with TF1-LCI and RTL. The environmentalist collects 52.6%, Yann Cucherat 29.7% and Georges Képénékian 17.7% for Elabe Berger Levrault with hooly-news.com and Le Parisien.

9:22 p.m .: LREM loses Orléans

The outgoing mayor of Orléans, Olivier Carré (LREM) is largely beaten. He is preceded by former mayor Serge Grouard (LR) and by the environmental candidate, Jean-Philippe Grand, second.

9:16 p.m .: Martine Aubry on the wire in Lille

The outgoing mayor Martine Aubry (PS) would prevail on the wire in Lille, according to his entourage. It would be ahead of environmental candidate Stéphane Baly by less than 300 votes.

9:09 p.m .: Tight results in Toulouse

The outgoing mayor Jean-Luc Moudenc (LR) and his opponent Antoine Maurice (left union) are given side by side. According to Ipsos' estimates, there is less than 3 points of difference between the two candidates.

9:03 pm: Sibeth Ndiaye points out the "internal divisions"

Government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye said on Sunday evening on France 2 of the majority's "disappointment", which sometimes recorded scores "extremely disappointing" because of its "divisions" during these municipal elections.

"Tonight we are disappointed, because there are places, you mentioned Lyon just now, when our own internal division led us to extremely disappointing scores," she said, adding that "in the coming months", the Republic on the march could not "(afford) this kind of division".

8:59 p.m .: Environmentalists given winners in Bordeaux

Bordeaux is tinged with green: the ecological candidate Pierre Hurmic is given the winner.


Photo THOMAS COEX / hooly News
Photo THOMAS COEX / hooly News

8:53 p.m .: Hidalgo widely re-elected in Paris

Outgoing mayor Anne Hidalgo is largely in the lead in Paris, according to estimates by Harris Interactive. The socialist candidate would get 50.2% of the vote, far ahead of Rachida Dati (LR, 32%) and Agnès Buzyn (LREM, 16%).

Find our article on the Parisian election.

8:48 p.m .: Annecy goes green for 27 voices

The right is preceded in Annecy by the environmental candidate. Only 27 votes separate the outgoing mayor Jean-Luc Rigaut (LR) and his opponent, François Astorg (EÉ-LV), according to Le Dauphiné libéré.

20h45: The RN wins in Bruay-la-Buissière

RN deputy for Pas-de-Calais Ludovic Pajot won Sunday evening the municipal election of Bruay-la-Buissière, a municipality of 22,000 inhabitants in the former mining area, announced Marine Le Pen

MP for the 10th district and regional councilor, Ludovic Pajot, 26, would win with 51% to 52% of the vote before Bernard Caillau (ex-PS) at the end of this election where the left was disunited.

8:43 p.m .: Environmentalists given the win in Lyon

The environmental candidate Grégory Doucet is given the winner in Lyon, according to estimates by France 2.

8:41 p.m .: Arles rocks to the right

The former president of France Télévisions Patrick de Carolis won against Nicolas Koukas, the candidate for the union of the left. The latter acknowledged his defeat.

8:37 p.m .: A Macron-Philippe meeting on Monday at the Élysée

Head of State Emmanuel Macron called his Prime Minister Edouard Philippe to congratulate him on his "great victory" in Le Havre and plans to see him "for a little time alone" on Monday morning, before their meeting with the members of the Citizen's Climate Convention, said the Élysée. The organization of this convention will be the "response to the green wave" recorded on Sunday, according to the presidency.

8:33 p.m .: Fillon's dolphin beaten in Sablé-sur-Sarthe

Marc Joulaud, dolphin of François Fillon, was beaten in Sablé-sur-Sarthe. He is preceded by a diverse right candidate, Nicolas Leudière.

8:30 p.m .: Olivier Faure (PS) welcomes "immense momentum that is rising" in France

The First secretary of the PS Olivier Faure greeted Sunday evening of the second turn of the municipal elections a "immense impetus which rises in all France", the birth of a "social-ecological block which it is now necessary to consolidate".

"This is what is happening, we have in this country something that is being born, a social-ecological block that must now be consolidated", "said Mr. Faure on France 2, welcoming the" tremendous victories "won by socialists and environmentalists, often gathered in the second round of municipal elections.

8:25 pm: "Hope" by Yannick Jadot (EÉ-LV)

Yannick Jadot (EÉ-LV) salutes the victory of "a hope around a beautiful project" ecologist in several cities.

8:23 p.m .: Macron's concern

Emmanuel Macron is "concerned about the low participation rate" in the municipal elections, said the Élysée.

Find our article on abstention during this second round of municipal elections.

8:21 p.m .: Ecologists lead in Besançon

Green candidate Anne Vignot is a short lead ahead of her opponent Ludovic Fagaut (LR) in the municipal elections in Besançon, after collecting between 43.6% and 43.9% of the vote, according to two estimates.

The LR candidate received between 41.5 and 41.8% of the vote, according to estimates by Ifop-Fiducial for M6 and Sud Radio and by Ipsos / Sopra Steria for France Télévisions / Radio France / Parliamentary Channels. LREM candidate Eric Alauzet comes in third with 14.6%, according to the two institutes.

8:19 p.m .: Martine Aubry ahead of Lille

The environmental candidate Stéphane Baly would precede the mayor Martine Aubry, in Lille. "If there is a victory, it will be modest," reacted Stéphane Baly upon his arrival at his campaign headquarters.

Find our article on Martine Aubry's lost bet in Lille.

8:14 p.m .: First tight estimates in Lille

The outgoing mayor of Lille, Martine Aubry (PS) and the environmental candidate Stéphane Baly are announced neck and neck.

8:11 p.m .: François Bayrou returned to Pau

According to Ifop estimates, the outgoing François Bayrou (MoDem) was re-elected mayor of Pau with 55.5% of the vote before the socialist candidate Jérôme Marbot.

8:08 p.m .: Victory of Louis Aliot in Perpignan

The candidate for the National Rally Louis Aliot won in the municipal elections in Perpignan with 53.1 to 54% of the vote, against the outgoing mayor Jean-Marc Pujol (LR), according to estimates by three polling institutes.

Louis Aliot collects 54% of the votes according to Ifop Fiducial for M6 and Sud Radio, 53.3% of the votes according to Elabe Berger-Levrault for hooly-news.com and Le Parisien, and 53.1% of the votes according to Harris Interactive Epoka for TFI-LCI and RTL .


Photo SAMEER AL-DOUMY / hooly News
Photo SAMEER AL-DOUMY / hooly News

8:04 p.m .: Édouard Philippe re-elected to Le Havre

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe won the municipal elections in Le Havre on Sunday with 58.83% of the vote against PCF deputy Jean-Paul Lecoq.

The abstention rate was 58% in this port city which had swung to the right in 1995 after three decades of PCF mayor.

"In Le Havre, the results are clear," Edouard Philippe immediately reacted to his supporters gathered in the hall of the town hall.

Find our article on the victory of Edouard Philippe in Le Havre.

8:01 p.m .: Nancy switches to the left

According to initial estimates, the outgoing mayor of Nancy, Laurent Hénart (Radical / LREM / MoDem) was beaten by the candidate of the left, Mathieu Klein, also president of the departmental council of Meurthe-et-Moselle.

Find the election night in Nancy and Lorraine with our colleagues from L'Est Républicain.

8 p.m .: First results in Poitiers, Saint-Denis de la Réunion

The Socialist Party lost Poitiers. The outgoing mayor, Alain Claeys, acknowledged his defeat. The 71-year-old former deputy for Vienna had been mayor of the city since 2008. Socialists had held the city for 43 years. It is the ecologist Léonore Moncond'huy who wins.

In Saint-Denis de la Réunion, the largest commune in the French overseas territories, the former socialist minister Erika Bareigts was elected mayor with 58.74% of the vote, according to La Réunion Première. The candidate of the left defeats the candidate of the right and president of the Region, Didier Robert.

8 p.m .: All polling stations are closed


Photo RAYMOND ROIG / hooly News
Photo RAYMOND ROIG / hooly News

7:54 p.m .: Aliot claims victory in Perpignan

In Perpignan, the candidate of the Louis Aliot National Rally claims the victory against the candidate of the right, Jean-Marc Pujol.

"According to the figures I have, we have won. It is a system that is crumbling. We have had the same political staff in Perpignan at the helm since 1959," he said. In the first round, Louis Aliot had clearly turned in the lead, with 35.6% of the vote.

7.45 p.m .: Closure of polling stations and proclamation of the imminent first results

The closing of the last polling stations and the proclamation of the first results of this second round of the municipal elections is scheduled for 8 p.m.

7:40 p.m .: One room, two atmospheres in Le Havre

In Le Havre, the atmosphere rises just before the results are announced. On the one hand, the supporters of the communist candidate Jean-Paul Lecoq, on the other, those of Prime Minister Édouard Philippe.

7:35 p.m .: Participation up slightly in Marseille

In Marseille, the participation experienced a slight upturn, with 32.87% of participation at 7 p.m. It was 31.74% at the same time in the first round.


Photo LUDOVIC MARIN / hooly News
Photo LUDOVIC MARIN / hooly News

7:20 p.m .: Crowds for Emmanuel Macron at Le Touquet

The President of the Republic offered himself a crowd bath this Sunday at Le Touquet, after having voted. Emmanuel Macron does not portray a mask, like the many onlookers who came to greet or take a selfie with the head of state.

7 p.m .: Counting in Le Havre, speech by Edouard Philippe scheduled for 8 p.m.

The polling stations closed at 6 p.m. notably in Le Havre. You can follow the progress of the second round in the city of the Prime Minister with our special envoy on site. Édouard Philippe should speak quickly after 8 pm from the town hall.

6.31 p.m .: Counting time

The counting could begin in the communes where the polling stations closed at 6 p.m.

6:30 p.m .: Relive the day of live polling

Pending the proclamation of the first results, you can find all the progress of this Sunday of the poll in our live on the day of the second round of the municipal elections.

6:24 p.m .: Police custody for a voter in the Yonne

A voter from Thorigny-sur-Oreuse, in Yonne, was arrested by the gendarmes and placed in police custody this Sunday, reports the local daily, The Republican Yonne. Exasperated at having to wear a mask at the polling station, he grabbed the ballot box and threw it on the table. The ballot box broke in shock. The polling station was closed for one hour.

6:17 p.m .: Some hot spots

The suspense is strong in some of the largest cities – Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Montpellier, Strasbourg, Lille … -, mainly under the thrust of environmentalists. In Le Havre, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who voted at 8:15 a.m., also plays his future in Matignon

6:15 p.m .: A vote on Covid-19

This second round is organized with exceptional health precautions due to the Covid-19 epidemic: wearing of a mandatory mask at polling stations, hydroalcoholic gel and priority for vulnerable people to vote.

6 p.m .: Polling stations closed

Polling stations have closed, with the exception of major cities, where it is possible to vote until 8 p.m.



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5 p.m .: Turnout stands at 34.67% at 5 p.m., down from the first round

On March 15, it was 38.77% at the same time.

Above all, participation collapsed by almost 18 points compared to that of the second round of municipal elections in 2014 (52.36%), and by almost 20 points compared to 2008 (54.45%).

At 8 p.m. this evening, it should be around 40-41%, according to different polling institutes (against 62.2% in 2014).

What to remember from the day

– Participation in this second round is the key in many municipalities. It promises to be historically low for municipal elections. It stood at 34.67% at 5 p.m., down from the first round. Several institutes give participation estimates around 40-41%.

– More than three months after the disputed first round was held on March 15, the second round of the municipal elections will take place in 4,820 municipalities where the municipal councils have not been fully elected.

– 157,632 candidates are running in the municipalities where the councils were not fully elected in the first round. The candidates will compete in triangular in 786 municipalities and in quadrangular in 155. This is less than in 2014, when there were 986 triangular and 207 quadrangular. Five lists will be present in 12 municipalities.

– The municipal councils remain to be filled in approximately 15% of the municipalities and in the districts and sectors of Paris, Lyon, Marseille. Some 16.5 million people are called to vote, or around 39% of the French electorate.