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French departmental elections, 2015

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Departmental elections to elect the membership of the departmental councils of France's 100 departments was held on 22 and 29 March 2015.

In 2015, the term departmental elections replaced cantonal elections, and the term departmental council replaced the general council.

Electoral system

Like the previous cantonal elections, the departmental elections used a two-round system similar to that employed in the country's legislative elections. One change was that the election adopted binomial voting.

  • 2 councillors (a man and a woman) were elected from single-member constituencies (the new cantons adopted in 2014).
  • A binomial securing the votes of at least 25% of the canton's registered voters and more than 50% of the total number of votes actually cast in the first round of voting would be thereby elected. If no candidate satisfies these conditions, then a second round of voting would be held one week later.
  • Entitled to present themselves in the second round were the two binomials who received the highest number of votes in the first round, plus any other candidate or candidates who received the votes of at least 12.5% of those registered to vote in the canton.
  • In the second round, the binomial receiving the highest number of votes would be elected.

Neither the city of Paris, the Lyon métropole, nor Martinique and French Guyana took part in this election due to their particular statuses.

Opinion polls

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Date Source LO and NPA FG EELV PS MoDem UDI UMP FN Others
12 December 2014 Odoxa 2% 9% 7% 17% 5% 7% 25% 28% -
27 January 2015 Odoxa 1% 10% 7% 20% 6% 7% 23% 26% -
30 January 2015 BVA 2% 9% 7% 18% 8% 5% 25% 26% -
13 February 2015 Ifop 2% 7% 6% 21% 6%
27%
29% 2%
20 February 2015 Ifop 2% 6% 7% 20% see others
28%
30% 7%
27 February 2015 Odoxa 2% 9% 4% 19% see others
27%
33% 6%
4 March 2015 CSA 0.5% 6% 2% 21%
5%
25% 29% 12%
5 March 2015 Opinion Way see others 7% 2% 21% see others
29%
28% 13%
5 March 2015 Harris Interactive 1% 6% 4% 21% 3%
28%
30% 7%
6 March 2015 Odoxa 1% 8% 4% 20% see others
29%
31% 7%
11 March 2015 Harris Interactive 0.5% 7% 3% 26% 0.5%
32%
29% 2%
13 March 2015 Ifop see others 6% 3% 19% see others
29%
30% 13%
17 March 2015 Ipsos see others 7% 2% 21% 0,5%
30%
29% 14%
18 March 2015 Harris Interactive see others 7% 2% 19% 1%
28%
29% 14%
19 March 2015 Opinion Way see others 6% 3% 22% 0.5%
29%
29% 10.5%

Results

File:2015 French departmental elections - First round leading party.svg
Leading single party or grouping after the first round in Metropolitan France, broken down by department. Colour key:
  National Front
  Union for a Popular Movement
  Union of the Right
  Miscellaneous Right
  Socialist Party
  Union of the Left
  Miscellaneous Left
  No election
Party First round Second round Total seats
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
Left Front (Front de Gauche) 962,394 4.72 1 266,896 1.44 7 19
Union of the Left (Union de la Gauche) [Socialist Party and its allies] 1,667,533 8,19 - 1,679,890 9,09 - -
Socialist Party (Parti socialiste) 2,708,427 13.30 24 2,967,883 16.06 925 954
Europe Écologie – Les Verts 412,729 2.03 0 29,888 0.16 35 35
Communist Party (Parti communiste français) 269,285 1.32 5 100,413 0.54 167 121
Miscellaneous Left (Divers gauche) 1,383,318 6.79 27 828,537 4.48 376 403
Radical Party of the Left (Parti radical de gauche) 62,372 0.31 4 64 110 0.35 59 63
Left Party (Parti de gauche) 12,027 0.06 0 2,498 0.01 2 2
Union for a Popular Movement (Union pour un Mouvement Populaire} 1,339,412 6.57 74 1,596,391 8.64 1006 1080
Miscellaneous Right (Divers droite) 1,386,466 6.81 115 1,279,623 6.92 784 899
Union of Democrats and Independents (Union des Démocrates Indépendants) 263,209 1.29 30 247,714 1.34 334 364
Union of the Right (Union de la Droite) [Union pour un Mouvement Populaire and its allies] 4,254,050 20.88 - 5,102,317 27.61 - -
National Front (Front national) 5,141,897 25.24 8 4 108 404 22.23 54 62
Others (Divers) 271,065 1.33 4 98,781 0.53 45 49
Democratic Movement (Mouvement démocrate) 72,410 0.36 1 48,038 0.26 47 48
Far-right (Extrême droite} 13,382 0.07 0 12,851 0.07 4 4
Totals 21,419,393 50.17 528 20,160,862 49.98
Turnout

External links

Complete first round results