French election July 7: see result in Guiana, Martinique and Guadeloupe

The time difference with the overseas departments means that voting has already closed

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The turnout in the overseas departments was far lower than in mainland France, at around 25% compared to the 40-year high rate of 59.71%.
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Voting has already closed in several of France’s overseas departments due to the time difference with the mainland.

The left emerged as the big winner in French Guiana, Martinique and Guadeloupe, where the far-right Rassemblement National failed to perform as well as in the first round last Sunday.

Voting has not yet ended in the other overseas departments of Nouvelle-Calédonie, Réunion and Mayotte.

First results re-elect left-wing MPs

In Guadeloupe the incumbent MPs were re-elected in all four constituencies.

In French Guiana, the two outgoing deputies, supported by the Nouveau Front Populaire, were re-elected.

Regionalist Jean-Victor Castor won the 1st constituency with a comfortable 76.11% of the votes cast, beating undeclared candidate Boris Chong-Sit.

Socialist candidate Béatrice Bellay pulled off a surprise in the 3rd constituency, winning (54.53%) against incumbent Johnny Hajjar, who came out on top in the 1st round for the NFP, which also claims to be the first secretary of Martinique's PS party.

In Martinique, it was a landslide victory for outgoing MP Jean-Philippe Nilor (Nouveau Front Populaire), with 86.58% of votes cast, over his RN opponent. Already well ahead in the 1st round, Nilor needed to pass the 25% threshold to qualify.

However, the turnout in these departments was far lower than in mainland France, at around 25% compared to the 40-year high rate of 59.71%.

What is the election about?

France is voting in members to its lower house of parliament. A total of 501 MPs are to be elected on July 7, out of a total of 577 seats after 76 MPs were directly elected with more than 50% of the votes in the first round last Sunday.

The snap parliamentary elections were called by President Macron after a landslide win by the Rassemblement National in June's European elections.

See the results of the first-round here, which saw Rassemblement national and its allies in pole position - although polls since have shown a lowering in support.