Mindre end 24 timer efter offentliggørelsen af resultaterne fra den første runde af det franske præsidentvalg rapporteres der om uregelmæssigheder fra begge sider. Nogle steder er der frygt for valgsvindel.

I kølvandet på første runde af de franske præsidentvalg kom observerede uregelmæssigheder frem i fuldt dagslys. Mandag rapporterede mange medier en usædvanlig hændelse. Faktisk var tusindvis af stemmeberettiget fjernet fra listerne uden deres viden. Hændelse fandt sted i Strasbourg.

Informationen blev bekræftet af Strasbourgs rådhus, som henviste til at 15.000 mennesker var blevet fjernet fra stemmelisterne i en by med 270.000 mennesker. Ifølge Le Monde, var mange stemmeberettigede overrasket over at opdage, at de ikke længere var registreret til at stemme ved deres valgsted.


"We removed 16,042 people from the electoral rolls"

Addressing the press, Pierre Laplane, Director General of the City of Strasbourg, explains:
"We have written off 16,042 people from the electoral rolls because their voter's card and the mails we have sent to them Are returned with the words 'no longer residing at the address indicated."
The same incident has been reported in other parts of France. On Monday, Le Parisien reports that more than 500 electors have also been removed from the electoral rolls at Queue-en-Brie in the Île-de-France. Le Parisien states that the persons who were struck off did not present a valid address.

The persons concerned expressed their dismay by contacting a judge. "I'm really not happy. It is such an important election," lamented Pierre Léveque, one of the delegates of Strasbourg. "I moved five years ago inside the same commune and I have always been able to vote, even recently in 2015. To be told now that I am canceled, I find it really intolerable," said Brigitte, a resident of Queue-en-Brie.

"He disappears with the ballots"

In addition to this situation, many citizens received two voter cards because they had not been removed from the lists of their former dwelling. According to LCI, which cites testimonies on social networks, about 500,000 people seem to have appeared twice on the electoral rolls.

Another unusual fact related to the irregularity in some polling stations included the disappearance of bulletins in Marseille. On Monday, the newspaper La Provence revealed that the city of Marseille published the results of the first round a little late. The president of the polling station 'Olives' in the 13th arrondissement of the city had disappeared with the ballots. The man was finally found at his home by the police.