French cantonal elections, 1998

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Cantonale elections to renew the first series of cantons general councillors were held in France on 15 and 22 March 2001.

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.

Change in control[edit]

From right to left[edit]

National results[edit]

Party/Alliance % (first round) % (second round)
  PS 23.93% 34.42%
  RPR 13.86% 16.52%
FN 13.83% 7.37%
UDF 13.50% 15.11%
Miscellaneous Right 13.23% 13.06%
PCF 10.15% 6.17%
Miscellaneous Left 5.28% 5.02%
Les Verts 3.43% 0.53%
Ecologists 0.72% 0.10%
  MDC 0.69% 0.36%
Far-Left 0.61% 0.28%
Miscellaneous 0.50% 0.00%
PRG 0.19% 1.02%
Far-Right 0.08% 0.00%

Sources[edit]

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