Weak voter turnout in St. Martin, St. Barths for European elections | THE DAILY HERALD

A citizen casts her vote at the polling station in Hotel de la Collectivité, one of 19 available to French citizens on Saturday. (Robert Luckock photo)

MARIGOT–Marine Le Pen’s “Prenez Le Pouvoir” list turned out to be the highest vote-getter in St. Martin and St. Barths with 889 votes when provisional results of the European elections were announced on Sunday as of 2:00pm. Le Pen’s list also won in the national polls.

Voters in St. Martin and St. Barths went to the polls on Saturday. President Emmanuel Macron’s “Renaissance” list came second with 631 votes and the Europe Écologie list was in third place with 409 votes.

There were 18,260 eligible voters in St. Martin and 5,194 in St. Barths voting on a choice of 34 lists.

The European elections are held every five years to elect 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

The total number of registered voters for both islands was 23,327. There were 19,913 abstentions (85.36 per cent), and 3,414 votes cast. Deduct blank or illegible ballots (141) and actual votes cast were 3,132 (13.43 per cent).

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/87805-weak-voter-turnout-in-st-martin-st-barths-for-european-elections