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French parliamentary election turnout well below 2012 level

PARIS, June 11 (Reuters) - Voting turnout in the first round of France's parliamentary election had reached 40.75 percent by 1700 (1500 GMT), the interior ministry said on Sunday.

The figure was well below the 48.31 percent recorded at the same time of day during the first-round ballot in 2012. (Reporting by Laurence Frost; Editing by Greg Mahlich)