- Title: Frontrunner in Paris mayoral race, incumbent Anne Hidalgo casts vote
- Date: 28th June 2020
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 25, 2020) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF EIFFEL TOWER
- Embargoed: 12th July 2020 07:42
- Keywords: Hidalgo Paris mayor voting
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA002CKA9V7R
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- Story Text: Incumbent Paris mayor voted on Sunday (June 28) in a delayed second round of municipal elections, as France emerges from months of coronavirus lockdown.
Opinion polls suggesting a dire outcome for President Emmanuel Macron, whose party could fail to win in any big city.
In the capital, the election's biggest prize, the sitting socialist mayor Hidalgo is on track for a comfortable win after a shambolic campaign by Macron and his La Republique en Marche (LaRem) party.
A year ago, incumbent Socialist mayor Hidalgo was deeply unpopular for her efforts to reduce traffic in the capital, and surveys showed a Macron candidate beating her. Now, Macron's stand-in candidate, former health minister Agnes Buzyn, is polling more than 20 points behind Hidalgo, seemingly having lost ground since the first round in March.
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