Live Blog: Municipal Elections 2014 Round 2

Welcome to the LJP Live Blog for the second and final round of the French Municipal Elections!

For additional information, be sure to check out our previous coverage:

See the results of last Sunday’s first round here.

Thanks for following our live blog! Check back later today for a map showing the results and tomorrow for an analysis of the 2014 Municipal Elections.

10:30 PM CET (4:30 PM EST)

  • PS victories in 10th, 12th and 19th arrondissements of Paris, but defeat in the 5th and 7th arrondissements. UMP candidate Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet concedes defeat and congratulates Anne Hidalgo.
  • PS victories in Le Mans, Besançon
  • PS incumbent Gérard Collomb claims victory in Lyon
  • PCF (Parti Communiste Français) victory in Saint Denis
  • UMP victories in Angers, Nice, Cannes, Brignoles

10:00 PM CET (4:00 PM EST)

  • The PS has never lost so many cities in a municipal election.
  • UMP victories in Tours, Caen & Montpellier
  • PS victory in Rouen
  • Estimates give UMP victory in 4th and 9th arrondissements in Paris, and PS victory in 3rd arrondissement

9:45 PM CET (3:45 PM EST)

  • Dijon : PS victory 52%
  • Istres : PS victory 44% – FN 33% – UMP 11%
  • Estimations give PS victory in Nantes

9:30 PM CET (3:30 PM EST)

  • Anne Hidalgo thanks Parisians for voting

  • Blois : PS victory 57%
  • Jean-Claude Gaudin claims large Marseille victory on French TV.
  • Clermont Ferrand: PS victory 47% – UMP 41%- FN 10%
  • FN Gilbert Collard concedes defeat in Saint Gilles.

 

9:15 PM CET (3:15 PM EST)

  • Paris 14ème arrondissement : PS victory 54%, UMP 46%
  • Marseille 3ème secteur : UMP victory 47% – PS 33%
  • Grenoble : Green Party 40% – PS 27% – UMP 22%
  • Toulouse : UMP 51% PS 48%
  • Boulogne sur Mer : PS Minister Frédéric Cuvillier elected with 47%
  • Calais : UMP victory
  • Marseille 1er secteur : UMP 44% – PS 40%
  • Marseille 7ème secteur : FN 35% – UMP 33% – PS 31%

Copé, UMP President: “We need a complete change of policies! We need less taxes, more authority for the State, and the mobilization of citizens so that Hollande hears the message.”

9:00 PM CET (4:00 EST)

  • Bourges : UMP victory 53% – PS 46%
  • Strasbourg : PS victory 47%
  • La Rochelle : Left-wing indep. 43% – PS 40% – UMP 16%
  • Brest : PS 52% – UMP 47%
  • Carcassonne : Right-wing indep. victory 40%
  • Bayonne : UDI victory 45%
  • First estimates show Hidalgo in favor in Paris at 54%
  • Green Party estimated to be in the lead in Grenoble
  • Estimates have UMP candidate winning in Marseille

8:45 PM CET (3:45 EST)

  • Metz : PS victory (43%)
  • Amiens : UMP victory
  • Nancy : UMP victory (52%)
“We have to prepare for democratic change in 2017” says Jean-Pierre Raffarin, former UMP Prime Minister.
  • Polls for May’s European Elections : UMP 24%, FN 22%, PS 19%, Greens 10%, FG 8%, UDI 8%

 

8:30 PM CET (3:30 EST)

  • Rouen : PS victory
  • Auxerre : left-wing victory 51%
  • Rennes : PS victory 58%
  • Le Mans : PS victory 45%
  • Cherbourg : PS victory 51%

“This is not a victory for the extreme-right” says UMP Alain Juppé.

“Tonight is a new step in the progress and the implantation of the FN all over the country”, says FN leader Marine Le Pen

8:15 PM CET (3:15 EST)

  • Forbach : PS victory 48%, FN 34%, UMP 12%
  • Mulhouse : UMP victory 45%, PS 36%, FN 17%
  • Roubaix : UMP victory 35% – PS 33%
  • Lille : PS victory (43%)
  • Poitiers : PS victory (42%)
  • Villeneuve sur Lot : PS victory (42%)
  • Forbach : FN fails to win the city
  • Dunkerque : left-wing victory
  • Dijon : PS victory
  • Beaucaire, Villers Cotterêts won by the FN

 

8:00 PM CET (3:00 EST)

According to PS Minister Benoît Hamon, a important Government reshuffle will occur tomorrow.

  • Béziers : FN victory 47% – UMP 33% – PS 18%
  • Nimes : UMP victory 46% – FN 24% – FG 15% – PS 14%
  • Perpignan : UMP victory 55% – FN 44%
  • Avignon : PS victory 47% – FN 34% – UMP 18%
  • Quimper : UMP victory 56% – PS 43%
  • Reims : UMP victory 46% – PS 42% – FN 11%
  • St Etienne : UMP victory 47% – PS 40% – FN 11%
  • Pau : MoDem victory 62% – PS 37%
  • Fréjus : FN victory 45% – UMP 29% – UDI 25%
  • Limoges, Roubaix & Tourcoing thought to be UMP victory

     

7:30 PM CET (2:30 PM EST)

Before official results are announced at 8 pm, it is possible to follow the unofficial results under the hashtag #RadioLondres !

  • Close races between the Left and Right : Pau (right-wing favorite), Brest (PS favorite), Rennes (PS favorite), Nancy (right-wing favorite), Toulouse (close race), Nantes (PS favorite), Angers (close race)
  • Between PS, UMP and FN : Strasbourg (close race), Mulhouse (UMP favorite), Dijon (PS favorite), Tours (close race), Reims (close race), Besançon (close race), Perpignan (FN favorite), Metz (close race), Lille (PS favorite)
  • Updates for other municipalities: Paris (PS favorite), Marseille (UMP favorite), Lyon (PS favorite),Bayonne (PS favorite), Clermont Ferrand (PS favorite), Nîmes (right-wing favorite), Montpellier (PS favorite), Limoges (PS favorite), Caen (close race), Rouen (PS favorite), Le Mans (PS favorite), La Rochelle (close race), Nice (UMP favorite), Cannes (right-wing favorite), Aix-en-Provence (UMP favorite), Fréjus (FN favorite), Brignoles (close race), Grenoble (Greens favorite)
  • A quick reminder of the situation after the 1st round in important cities :
    – Cities won by the FN : Hénin-Beaumont (formerly PS) & Orange
    – Cities won by the UMP and its allies : Le Havre, Orléans, Bordeaux, Toulon, Meaux & Neuilly sur Seine
7:00 PM CET (2 PM EST):
  • The first polls closed at 6:00 PM but in main cities polls will remain open until 8 pm. No results will be announced before that time.
  • At 12:00 PM CET, participation was estimated at 19.83%, down from last Sunday (23%) and from the second round of the 2008 elections (23%)
  • At 5:00 PM CET, participation was estimated at 52.36%, down from the second round of the 2008 elections (54%)
  • At 7:00 PM CET, abstention is estimated at 38%, the highest number ever for a municipal election, although the number might be lower in cities with close races.

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