- Title: Socialist Hidalgo re-elected as Paris mayor
- Date: 28th June 2020
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (JUNE 28, 2020) (AGENCY POOL) ELECTED PARIS MAYOR ANNE HIDALGO, FROM SOCIALIST PARTY, ARRIVING WITH DEPUTIES ON STAGE IN FRONT OF PARIS CITY HALL (SOUNDBITE) (French) ELECTED PARIS MAYOR ANNE HIDALGO, FROM SOCIALIST PARTY, SAYING: "Thank you, thank you Paris. To every Parisian, today, you have accorded me your trust, to be the mayor of Paris once again." EUROPEAN UNION FLAG AND FRENCH FLAG ON CITY HALL TOWER HOTEL DE VILLE, WHICH HOUSES THE CITY'S LOCAL ADMINISTRATION (SOUNDBITE) (French) ELECTED PARIS MAYOR ANNE HIDALGO, FROM SOCIALIST PARTY, SAYING: "I would like to thank all the citizens, who came out today, despite the coronavirus crisis, as well as all who came together for this election to be carried out in the best possible condition." PEOPLE APPLAUDING HIDALGO (SOUNDBITE) (French) ELECTED PARIS MAYOR ANNE HIDALGO, FROM SOCIALIST PARTY, SAYING: "You have chosen hope, you have chosen to come together, you have chosen a Paris that breathes, a Paris that is more pleasant to live in, a city that is more united, that leaves no one aside." BALLOONS FLYING/ HIDALGO ON STAGE AS PEOPLE APPLAUD HOTEL DE VILLE
- Embargoed: 12th July 2020 21:22
- Keywords: Paris municipal election results
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE/ GRAPHICS
- City: PARIS, FRANCE/ GRAPHICS
- Country: France
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA001CKAA2BR
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- Story Text:Socialist Anne Hidalgo won a second term as mayor of Paris on Sunday (June 28), according to an exit poll for TF1 TV that showed her garnering over 50% of the vote across the French capital.
Hidalgo's victory would be a blow for President Emmanuel Macron, who only a year ago harbored hopes of winning the capital.
Participation rate was at 34.67% as of 5:00 p.m. (1500 GMT), compared to about 52.36% in the last municipal elections in 2014.
A year ago Macron had hoped the local elections would help anchor his young centrist party in towns and cities across France, including Paris, ahead of an anticipated 2022 re-election bid. But more recently, presidential aides have been playing down expectations.
France's 35,000 mayors set policy on issues from urban planning to education and the environment. While local factors typically drive voter choices, they give the electorate an opportunity to support or punish a president mid-mandate.
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