Monaco: French Embassy open until 8pm for voters in the Principality
Hours extended for Monaco voters
Ahead of the second round of voting in the national election, the French Ambassador in Monaco has announced that the Embassy will extend its opening hours this weekend in an attempt to avoid the chaotic scenes experienced by voters in the previous round. Residents will have until 8pm on Sunday to cast their crucial vote for either Nicolas Sarkozy or François Hollande.
In response to complaints made by a number of French citizens who were unable to vote on Sunday 22nd April, the French Embassy in Monaco has extended its opening hours from 6pm to 8pm. The Embassy will also open a third polling room for voters to register their ballot slips.
The French Ambassador in Monaco, Hugues Moret, told local newspaper Monaco Matin that he was confident these measures, which were approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris, “should speed up the voting process for residents during the second round of voting.”
In the first round, a number of frustrated French citizens were unable to vote because the queue was too large.