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French regional elections, 1998

Regional elections were held in France on 15 March 1998. At stake were the presidencies of each of France's 26 régions, which, though they don't have legislative autonomy, manage sizeable budgets. The parliamentary right, led by the conservative Rally for the Republic and the centre-right Union for French Democracy won the presidency of 14 of the 26 regions, the rest were won by the French Socialist Party and its allies (Communists, Greens, Radicals). The far-right National Front obtained good results, increasing its number of seats. The far-left and Hunting, Fishing, Nature, Tradition also won seats on various regional councils.

The election was held using a one round proportional system (with a 5% threshold), later abolished for the 2004 elections.

Presidents of the Regional Council

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