France: Republicans' Paris mayoral candidate Dati votes in second round of local elections

The Republicans (LR) party mayoral candidate Rachida Dati voted on Sunday at a primary school in the 11th arrondissement of Paris in the second round of France's municipal elections «It's an election day where we mobilise, it's an important day for democracy, local democracy,» Dati explained after casting her ballot. Dati, a former spokesperson and member of the Sarkozy government, has been the mayor of Paris' 7th urban district since 2008 and served as a member in the European Parliament in Brussels from 2009 to 2019. Dati is in a tight race to replace the current mayor, the Socialist Party's Anne Hidalgo, who took office in 2014 and could be seen at the polling station at a primary school on Corbon Street. The second round, originally scheduled for March 12, will see an estimated 16 million voters heading to the polls in around 5,000 cities.

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