Keyword: regional elections 2021
Last Sunday’s first round proved dire for President Emmanuel Macron, whose party is on course to win none of France’s 13 mainland regions, but was also disappointing for far-right leader Marine Le Pen.
Focus in this Sunday's final round of voting is on a few close-run races in Pays de la Loire in west and in Île-de-France.
Abstention rate estimated at 68%, and exit polls suggest Marine Le Pen’s National Rally failed to get expected support.
Polling agencies estimate that France's traditional conservative party will win the first round of regional elections, with Marine Le Pen's far-right party performing worse than expected.