ElectionGudie

June 10, 2007 Held

26,521,824
Voted
France

French Republic

Election for Assemblée Nationale (National Assembly of France)

Results

59%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:26,521,824
Valid Votes:26,026,466
Invalid Votes:495,358

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Union for a Popular Movement 98 - 10,289,737

39.50%

Socialist Party 1 - 6,436,521

24.70%

Democratic Movement - - 1,981,107

7.60%

National Front - - 1,116,136

4.30%

French Communist Party - - 1,115,663

4.30%

Europe - Ecology - The Greens - - 845,977

3.30%

Other right 2 - 641,842

2.50%

Presidential Majority 8 - 616,440

2.40%

Other left - - 513,407

2.00%

Radical Party of the Left - - 343,565

1.30%

Movement for France 1 - 312,581

1.20%

Hunting, Fishing, Nature and Traditions - - 213,427

0.80%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 577 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Nicolas SARKOZY *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Francois FILLON
  • Assembly: France has a bicameral Parliament (Parlement) consisting of the Senate (Sénat) with 331 seats and the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 577 seats.

* The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 5-year term renewable once. If no candidate obtains a majority in the first-round election, a second round is held between the two candidates with the highest votes in the first round.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Senate (Sénat) 331 members are elected by indirect vote to serve 9-year terms*. In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) 577 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

* 331 members are elected by indirect vote in an electoral college to serve 9-year terms. One third of the Senate is renewable every three years.

Main parties in the Second Round of the electoral race:

  • Party: Union for a Popular Movement / Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP)
    • Leader: Nicolas SARKOZY
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 204
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 355
  • Party: Democratic Movement / Mouvement démocrate (MoDem)**
    • Leader: Francois BAYROU
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 3
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: New Centre / Nouveau Centre (NC)***
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 15
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: N/A
  • Party: Greens / Verts
    • Leader: Yann WEHRLING
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 4
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 3
  • Party: French Communist Party / Parti Communiste Français (PCF)
    • Leader: Marie-George BUFFET
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 15
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 21
  • Party: Socialist Party / Parti Socialiste (PS)
    • Leader: Francois HOLLANDE
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 185
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 140
  • Party: National Front / Front National (FN)
    • Leader: Jean-Marie LE PEN
    • Seats won in this National Assembly election: 0
    • Seats won in last National Assembly election: 0

** The Democratic Movement is a party recently founded by Francois BAYROU which brings together members of his former Union for French Democracy (UDF) party. UDF won 29 seats in the last election.
*** The New Center has been formed by the remaining members of the UDF following Francois BAYROU

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 64,016,229 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 44,472,834 (April 2007 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 32,799,409 (2007)

·         Is France a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has France ratified CEDAW: Yes (14 December 1980)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 107 (National Assembly) following 2007 election; 56 (Senate) following 2004 election) 

·         Human Development Index Position: 22 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low

Disability Data:

·         Is France a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has France ratified CRPD: Yes (18 February 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 9,602,434 (est.)