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World Local elections in France under strict corona conditions

12:25  28 june  2020
12:25  28 june  2020 Source:   tagesspiegel.de

China stops poultry imports from Tyson due to new corona cases

 China stops poultry imports from Tyson due to new corona cases Beijing, Jun 21 (Reuters) - China suspends imports of poultry from a listed US meat processor, Tyson, after a corona attack on a farm. The customs authorities announced this on their website on Sunday. According to the information, a slaughterhouse in Springdale in the US state of Arizona is affected, where there have been an accumulation of corona cases among employees. Tyson didn't want to speak at first.

Many in France have questioned the wisdom of holding the vote even as the country indefinitely closed all nurseries, schools and universities, banned gatherings of more than 100 people and urged residents to limit their movements. Britain on Friday postponed its own May local elections for a year, citing the

French voters were urged to turn out to vote in the first round of municipal elections , hours after a national shutdown Check with your local authorities for up-to-date information about the situation in your area. Britons can no longer vote in France since the UK’s departure from the EU on 31 January.

Unter strengen Sicherheitsvorkehrungen wegen der Corona-Pandemie waren die Wähler in mehr als 4800 französischen Gemeinden am Sonntag zur zweiten Runde der Kommunalwahlen gerufen. Die Wahlen gelten als wichtiger Stimmungstest für die Partei von Präsident Emmanuel Macron. © BERTRAND GUAY Under strict security measures due to the corona pandemic, voters in more than 4800 French municipalities were called on Sunday for the second round of local elections. The election is considered an important mood test for President Emmanuel Macron's party.

Under strict corona protection, voters in France have been called on to vote in more than 4,800 municipalities in the second round of local elections since Sunday morning. The election is considered an important mood test for President Emmanuel Macron's party. Low voter turnout was feared: in the first round of elections in March it had dropped to a historic low of 44.3 percent.

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No gatherings of more than 5,000 people in confined spaces will be allowed in France due to fears of the coronavirus epidemic, Paris has announced, as The event was called off by the organizers on the advice of the German government and after local health officials instructed them to impose strict

France is a representative democracy. Public officials in the legislative and executive branches are either elected by the citizens (directly or indirectly) or appointed by elected officials.

The polling stations in the 4820 municipalities opened at 8:00 a.m. Voters were subject to strict distance rules and a mask requirement.

A damper is expected for Macron's La République en Marche party (LREM, the Republic on the move). In the capital, Paris, the candidate for the presidential party Agnès Buzyn was clearly behind the socialist mayor Anne Hidalgo in polls.

Macron's original candidate had plunged into a sex video affair there. The result is eagerly awaited from the port city of Le Havre, where Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is running for mayor.

The French Greens emerged from the first round of elections in mid-March significantly stronger. The right-wing populists of Marine Le Pen hope for gains in the south of the country, among others. Le Pen's Rassemblement National party is Macron's main opponent in the 2022 presidential election.

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Justice investigates ex-premier Philippe in corona crisis .
Following the French government's resignation, the judiciary has launched investigations into allegations of dealing with the corona crisis against former Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and two ex-ministers. © Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes / Pool Reuters / AP / dpa Edouard Philippe leaving the Elysee Palace. You are accused of not having been able to fight a disaster, as several French media reported.

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