French cantonal elections, 1982

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Cantonale elections to renew canton general councillors were held in France on 14 and 21 March 1982. The left, in power since 1981, lost 8 and 98 seats to the right, which controlled 59 presidencies out of 95. The Socialists only lost 10 seats, but the Communists lost 45.

Electoral system[edit]

The cantonales elections use the same system as the regional or legislative elections. There is a 10% threshold (10% of registered voters) needed to proceed to the second round.

National results[edit]

Runoff results missing

Party/Alliance % (first round) Seats
  PS 29.9% 504
UDF 18.8% 460
  RPR 17.9% 390
PCF 15.9% 191
Miscellaneous Right 12.9% 364
MRG 1.6% 61
Miscellaneous Left 1.7% 41
Far-Left 0.6% 1
Ecologists 0.4% 2
FN 0.1% 0

Sources[edit]

Alain Lancelot, Les élections sous la Ve République, PUF, Paris, 1988