June 17, 2012

France went to the polls Sunday in a parliamentary election that could see the country’s left wing take control of the 577-seat National Assembly.

With slightly higher-than-expected voter turnout, pollsters were predicting a “red wave” across the country that would give President Francois Hollande’s Socialist Party and its allies a majority in the lower house of parliament.

The first round of voting last Sunday saw a record 42.8% abstention rate, but voters appear to have heeded calls from both sides of the political spectrum to cast their ballots this week.

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