During a press conference held this day, Édouard PHILIPPE, and Christophe CASTANER have confirmed that the second round of the municipal be held on Sunday, June 28, next.
While throughout the week the Prime minister has consulted all party leaders, Edouard PHILIPPE has indicated that there is no “consensus” has arisen.
It was therefore up to the government to make the decision :
In this sense, the executive branch has presented this Friday a report to the presidents of the two Chambers of Parliament, taking note of this decision and a decree will also be published in the may 27, next.
The health issue remains at the heart of the organization of the second round since‘a report of the scientific Council will have to make a balance sheet of the epidemic in the country two weeks before the date selected.
If the second round could not take place due to the situation of the epidemic, the Prime minister said that a bill will be presented on may 27, the council of ministers, in any way as a precautionary measure, which would define the holding of the municipal, at the latest until January 2021.
On the holding of the second round, the minister of the interior, Christophe CASTANER said that
In the case of members of the polling station, they must wear a surgical mask throughout the operation of the vote, just like the tellers at the time of the count. The supply of masks will be provided by the municipalities with the full support of the State”.
On the resumption of campaigns, Christophe CASTANER said :