Falling turnout in presidential elections, war in Ukraine and change of prime minister in Pakistan

The news sometimes takes up too much space in our lives, so a little detox won’t hurt. Especially since 20 minutes is here to give you the summary of the weekend’s news.

The French at the polls for the presidential election, participation at 5 p.m. dropped.

Between doubt and abstention, and after months of an atypical campaign, the French will vote in the first round of the presidential electionswhere turnout is expected at 5 p.m., lower than in 2017. At polling station 607 in Marseillesome have long doubted which ballot to put in the envelope: “Out of 12 I chose 4 last night, and I decided this morning”, explains Françoise Reynaud, 55 years old.

The turnout at 5 p.m. was 65%, more than four points less than in 2017 and 2012, according to figures from the Ministry of the Interior. On this sunny Sunday, some 48.7 million voters across the country choose between the twelve candidates for the Elysée. The polls’ verdict is expected at 8 p.m., with the first estimates from polling stations. However, it is four points higher than on April 21, 2002 (21.39%), a record year for abstentions in a first round of the presidential election. The centrist outgoing Emmanuel Macron (LREM) and Marine LePen (RN) are, like five years ago, the favorites to qualify for the second round on April 24, with Jean-Luc Melenchon (LFI) ambushed in the role of the 3rd man. The latest polls published this week promised between 25 and 28% of the vote to Emmanuel Macron, 21.5 to 24% to Marine Le Pen and 16 to 18% to Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

Three killed in crash of passenger plane taking off near Saint-Brieuc

A passenger plane crashed Sunday morning after it took off from Saint-Brieuc airport, killing three people, the pilot and two passengers, we learned from the Codis des Cotes d’Armor. Among the victims are the pilot, in his 50s and a passenger couple, between 20 and 30 years old, according to the same source, who report that about 20 rescue workers were present at the accident site. The accident happened around 11:15 am and the plane, a DR 400, “crashed into a field” not far from the runway, Codis said. Two fire trucks are at the scene of the accident. It’s a dark weekend for tourist aviation in Brittany. On Saturday morning, a 60-year-old died in a plane crash in Plouhinec in Morbihan, near Lorient.

Ukraine ready for “the great battle” in the East, evacuations continue

Ukraine on Sunday prepared for a “great battle” in the east of its territory, a priority target of Moscow, where the evacuation of civilians continues for fear of an imminent offensive. “Ukraine is ready for the big battles. Ukraine has to earn them, also in the Donbas , a region in the east of the country, said Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykaïlo Podoliak on Saturday evening, quoted by the Interfax-Ukraine news agency. At the same time, air raids and bombing raids continued on Ukraine. On Sunday morning, shelling in Kharkov and its suburbs killed at least two people, regional governor Oleg Sinegoubov announced on Facebook. † The Russian Army continues to wage war against civilians in the absence of victories at the front,” he denounced, pointing out that Kharkiv and its suburbs had been bombed 66 times in the past 24 hours.

Ukraine has also opened 5,600 investigations into alleged war crimes committed on its territory since the start of the Russian invasion, Ukrainian Attorney General Iryna Venediktova told Britain’s Sky News on Sunday.

Shehbaz Sharif tipped to become Pakistan’s prime minister

Shehbaz Sharif, a seasoned and strict leader, is tipped to become the new prime minister from Pakistan after the fall by Imran Khan† Shehbaz Sharif is to be appointed by the National Assembly on Monday. He is the younger brother of Nawaz Sharif, who served as Prime Minister three times before being ousted in 2017 for alleged corruption and jailed, then released on medical grounds two years later, and has lived in exile in the UK ever since. The president of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) is an accomplished politician himself at 70 years old. For many years he headed the government of the Punjab province, the most populous in the country and an electoral stronghold.

Where can you follow the results of the first round of the presidential elections this Sunday evening?

Next Sunday April 10th is the first round of the presidential elections will take up almost all media space. From the end of the afternoon, the TV channels will open special editions to comment on the abstention numbers, reveal the results and comment on their implications for the political landscape. Even if you follow this evening of course 20 minutes thanks to the journalists all over France, you may well want to turn on your post too. Since we don’t hold a grudge, the details of what the different channels have to offer will be in This article

To discover the results of the 2022 presidential election next Sunday from 20.00 pm per city, department and region 20 minutes

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