Coronavirus affects election turnout in France, Bavaria

T TV Tuesday 17/March/2020 08:46 AM
By: Times News Service

Local election polls closed in France and in Germany's southern state of Bavaria after politicians urged voters to go out and cast their votes.

This was done despite calls to otherwise avoid public spaces amid a rise in COVID-19 cases in both countries.

In France, polling organizations said there was a significant drop in turnout compared to local elections in 2014.

A poll from Ipsos/Sopra Steria pegged turnout at 45.5%, compared to 63.5% six years ago.