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Even RT failed on French Election stats

le monde.fr
In every election since 1965 according to the above image, the “blank” vote was higher in the 2nd round. So to see figures quoted of 66% and 34% conveniently ignores abstentions and blank votes.

Typically since 1965, we see double the blank votes in the 2nd round This would generate a figure of 5.2%. If however the blank votes were significant, say 10% or more, the claim of 66% winning margin becomes even more untenable.
Once the official figures are available, I will revisit the table below.

Number % Of registrants % Of voters
Registerered 47 581 118
Abstentions  ??
Voters  ??  ?? 100,00
Blank ?? ?? ??
Nuls* (dummies??) ?? ?? ??
Expressed ?? ?? ??