A day before the metropolis, overseas voters began voting on Saturday in the first round of legislative elections, where Emmanuel Macron is aiming for a majority against a left with renewed ambitions. The voters of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon were the first to go to the polls, Saturday at 08:00 local time (noon in Paris). This small archipelago in the North Atlantic, facing Canada, is proportionally the best represented in the National Assembly, with a seat of deputy for its approximately 6,000 inhabitants.
After the end of the campaign on Friday at midnight, more than 48 million French people are again called to the polls this weekend and the following day to elect their deputies, six weeks after the presidential election which returned Emmanuel Macron to the Elysée. ment the finalist RN Marine Le Pen and the Insoumis Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who came third on April 24. After Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, the offices also opened on Saturday in Guyana (1:00 p.m. in Paris), then an hour later in Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthélemy.
In Guadeloupe, the macronie is watching the score of the outgoing Justine Benin, Secretary of State for the Sea, while Emmanuel Macron obtained only 30% of the votes on the island in the second round of the presidential election. The results are expected overnight from Saturday to Sunday. Two hours after the opening of the polls, the voters of the third constituency of Guadeloupe did not really rush to the polls, told a journalist from Agence France-Presse.
In the Pacific, voters in New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna vote on Sunday, that is to say from Saturday 10:00 p.m. Paris time. The Polynesians had voted a week ago for the first round, as had the French living abroad. For the latter, online voting for the second round also begins this Saturday. Finally, we will vote on Sunday in Reunion, as in Mayotte, where the time difference with mainland France is less.