French election: Why is turnout so high?

| April 24, 2012


By Tom Geoghegan | BBC News Magazine | The turnout in the first round of the French presidential election was more than 80%. The last time that number went to the polls in the UK was 1951. Why do so many French vote? Read article [Perhaps because their electoral system isn’t a sick joke. Perhaps because the French electorate has actual options. -Ed.]


By Tom Geoghegan | BBC News Magazine | The turnout in the first round of the French presidential election was more than 80%. The last time that number went to the polls in the UK was 1951. Why do so many French vote? Read article

[Perhaps because their electoral system isn’t a sick joke. Perhaps because the French electorate has actual options. -Ed.]

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