Sunday, April 22, 2007

Huge turnout


Apparently the French come out to vote as much as they protest. As of 5:00pm today (20 min ago), particpation was 73.87%, 15 points higher than 2002. The record for voter turnout was all the way back in 1965, with 84.8%. Any exit polls won't be out until roughly 6:00pm.

Update: According to Ipsos and IFOP, voter turnout might have been 87%, a new record.

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8 comments:

piktor said...

Greetings, do you know the time the polls close and the time of the results made public?

enigmatikmike said...

I read that Belgian and Swiss bloggers will most probably break the government imposed limits and publish exit polls before they are made official. Will you be covering this info?

Gwénaël said...

First results : Ségo vs. Sarko for the second round. The polls ends at 8 PM, so can the results made public.

tom said...

For first estimations, you can see the web site : http://tsr.blogs.com/info/
It is the site of a suiss tv, which don't have to respect the law regarding the polls.

Obviously, Sarkosy and Royal are qualified :-p

enigmatikmike said...

Good :) The secondary candidates did not distort the playing field. It will be a clear cut fight between two opposing ideologies in the second round.

Madmax said...

On the site that tom's talk, they specify that only survey's results, not the election'results (sorry for bad english)

tom said...

Yes of course, polls are still opened ;)

Boz said...

Thanks tom. I will be posting these, even though it's only based on estimations rather than actual data from polling stations. Keep adding links if you find them ; )

Boz