French Senate election, 2014

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French Senate election, 2014
2011 ←
September 2014
→ 2017

178 of 348 seats in the Senate
175 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
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Leader Didier Guillaume Jean-Claude Gaudin
Party PS UMP
Alliance Union of the Left Presidential Majority
Leader's seat Drôme Bouches-du-Rhône
Seats before 177 171

President of the Senate before election

Jean-Pierre Bel

President-elect of the Senate


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The next French Senate election will be held on 21 or 28 September 2014. Senate members were primarily elected by municipal officials, and the number of senators was fixed to 348. In 2011, The Socialist Party and other left-of-center parties gained a majority of seats in the upper house for the first time in the Fifth Republic.[1]


Candidates for the Senate Presidency[edit]

The incumbent President Jean-Pierre Bel is not candidate for his reelection.[2] For the UMP Group, the former President of the Senate, Gérard Larcher, former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin or former Minister for Relations with Parliament Roger Karoutchi could be candidates.