French regional vote marks form of failure for Macron's party -interior minister
The first round results of France's regional elections marked a form of failure for President Emmanuel Macron's party, said Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin on Monday, although he added it was too soon to draw conclusions for the 2022 Presidential vote.
read moreAsked on France 2 television if Sunday's results were a failure for Macron's party, Darmanin replied: "Of course.""Democracy means sometimes losing elections. The Presidential majority faced an important hurdle...let us not draw quick conclusions regarding the Presidential elections," he added.
Darmanin also said that Sunday's record low turnout was "a defeat for all of us" as "abstention is a message. The French people are telling politicians they do not trust them.""No-one can be happy when there is a 70% abstention rate, rising to over 80% among young people," he added.
An IPSOS exit poll showed the centre-right Les Republicains winning 27.2% of the national vote, ahead of the far right on 19.3%, followed by the Green party, the Socialist Party and Macron's La Republique en Marche on 11.2%.Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta headtopics.com
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