French regional elections, 2010

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French regional elections, 2010
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  Martine Aubry.png Xavier.Bertrand.jpg
Leader Martine Aubry Xavier Bertrand
Party PS UMP
Popular vote 5 673 912 (1st round)
10,493,988 (2nd round)
5 066 942 (1st round)
7 496 897 (2nd round)
Percentage 29,14% (1st round)
49,52% (2nd round)
26,02% (1st round)
35,37% (2nd round)

Regional elections were held in France on 14 and 21 March 2010. At stake were the presidencies of each of France's 26 régions, which, though they do not have legislative autonomy, manage sizable budgets.

The elections resulted in significant gains for the French Socialist Party (PS) and its allies, who now control 21 of the 22 regions of Metropolitan France.[1]

PS = Socialist Party
DG = Divers gauche (left, misc.)
UMP = Union for a Popular Movement

Situation[edit]

Following the 2004 elections, which saw an historic victory of the left, largely led by the PS, only Alsace and Corsica are still run by the UMP. The left made gains in the national level in 2007 (presidential and legislative), and performed strongly in the 2008 municipal and cantonal elections. In metropolitan France, all incumbent left-wing Presidents are running for a second term in an election which generally favours popular incumbents and anti-government voting. Yet, the left is divided between the PS and Europe Écologie, which performed very strongly in the 2009 European elections.

The right, principally the UMP and its allies, were victorious in the 2007 presidential and legislative elections and also in the 2009 European elections. The right is favoured by its unity, notably by its new alliances with Philippe de Villiers' Movement for France and Frédéric Nihous' Hunting, Fishing, Nature, Tradition. Yet, with this newfound unity, the right lacks a large vote reserve in the eventuality of a second round, where it could count only on partial support from supporters of the centrist MoDem and the far-right FN. In addition, the growing unpopularity of President Nicolas Sarkozy could have hurt the right in an election where voters tend to sanction the incumbent government in Paris.

On the far-right, The National Front has been weakened by its previous electoral failures since 2007, but nevertheless remains a significant force in French politics.[2][3][4]

Main political parties and strategies[edit]

Left[edit]

The parties to the left of the PS were divided over their electoral strategy. On one side, the far-left and the New Anticapitalist Party (NPA) refuse to participate in an executive led by the PS; but the French Communist Party (PCF) wishes to continue its participation in a number of executives led by the PS.

The PCF finally decided to continue the Left Front with the Left Party (PG), first tested in the 2009 European elections. These lists would be independent in the first round, but would support (or merge) with a Socialist-led list in the runoff on the condition that the centrist MoDem doesn't do likewise. Yet, the final decision on the matter was transferred to the regional party members. In 17 of 22 regions, members approved the decision of an expanded Left Front; but in five regions, PCF members opted for a first-round alliance with the PS. These regions are Burgundy, Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine, Lower Normandy and Brittany. In these regions, however, dissident Communists joined with the NPA and the PG to create independent lists for the first round.[5]

The NPA's members voted on the party's strategy in December, and the independence strategy of the majority received support from only 36.3% of members, with 31.5% voting to continue discussions with the PCF-PG in the aim of obtaining a deal, and 28.5% rejected all talks with the FG. Finally, the NPA's executive opted to support independent lists of the "left of the left" in all regions in the first round and agreed to 'technical fusions' with other left-wing lists in the runoff (such as Left Front lists), without agreeing to participate in regional executives. In 11 regions, the NPA will fight alone, notably against a Left Front list. However, in three regions – Languedoc-Roussillon, Limousin and Pays-de-la-Loire, the NPA opted to support a Left Front list by the first round. Finally, in three of the five regions (except Brittany and Lorraine) where the PCF opted to support the PS by the first round, lists with the support of the PG were formed.

Contrarily to 2004, when it had run common lists with the LCR, the Workers' Struggle is running independent lists in all regions in 2010.

The Socialist Party was not able to renew the unity of the left behind it by the first round like in 2004. It received some support from dissident ecologists, as well as the support of the French Communist Party (PCF) in four regions (but not the support of the PCF's ally, the PG). It does have the support of the Left Radical Party in all regions except Brittany. In Poitou-Charentes, Ségolène Royal integrated five MoDem candidates on her lists.[6]

All the party's incumbents, except for the controversial Georges Frêche (already expelled from the party in 2005), were re-nominated. The PS, with Hélène Mandroux, will oppose Georges Frêche's list in Languedoc-Roussillon.

Ecologists[edit]

Strong from its excellent result in the European elections, the Europe Écologie coalition was renewed around the Greens and associated parties and movements. Europe Écologie will run independently in all regions, with the intention of supporting the left in runoffs. However, the party's ultimate goal would be to wrest control of a major region, such as Île-de-France from the PS.[7] The coalition's candidates include the researcher Philippe Meirieu, magistrate Laurence Vichnievsky, the rural activist François Dufour or Augustin Legrand of the homeless' association les Enfants de Don Quichotte.

The Independent Ecological Alliance (AEI), after winning 3.6% in the European elections, is running independent lists in 10 regions.[8] The AEI signed electoral deals with Europe Écologie in Alsace and Midi-Pyrénées, with the MoDem in Auvergne, Franche-Comté, Pays-de-la-Loire and Poitou-Charentes.

Corinne Lepage's Cap21, despite being a component of the MoDem, the party ended up supporting Europe Écologie over the MoDem.[9]

Centre[edit]

After the deceiving result of the European elections, François Bayrou's MoDem decided to run autonomous lists in all regions by the first round but chose to clarify its runoff strategy only after the first round. However, due to Bayrou's strong opposition to Nicolas Sarkozy, it is deemed unlikely that any MoDem lists will merge with UMP lists for the runoffs.

The Presidential Majority[edit]

Nicolas Sarkozy was successful in his attempts to push for the unity of all the Presidential Majority by the first round around the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) and its allies, notably the New Centre and the Movement for France. Three cabinet ministers and five secretaries of states are leading regional lists, and eight other cabinet members are present on the majority's lists.[10]

The New Centre obtained the top candidacy in Burgundy (with François Sauvadet) and Nord-Pas-de-Calais (with Valérie Létard), but not in Lower Normandy.

Despite the right's relative unity, there are a number of small dissidents lists in a number of regions.

Far-right[edit]

The National Front ran lists in all metropolitan regions. Jean-Marie Le Pen was a candidate in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and his daughter Marine Le Pen was a candidate in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais.

In Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, the ex-MPF and ex-FN mayor of Orange Jacques Bompard was leading a list named «Ligue du Sud», and there was a similar «Ligue du midi» in Languedoc-Roussillon.

Furthermore, around the Party of France or smaller dissident parties, there were a number of dissident far-right lists in some regions.

Polling[edit]

Nationwide polling[edit]

Party OpinionWay
01/10/09
CSA
01/10/09[11]
OpinionWay
29/10/09[12]
OpinionWay
19/11/09[13]
Ifop
20/11/09[14]
OpinionWay
10/12/09[15]
CSA
17/01/10[16]
Ifop
26/01/10[17]
TNS Sofres
04/02/10[18]
OpinionWay
08/02/10[18]
CSA
14/02/10[19]
Ifop
17/02/10[20]
OpinionWay
20/02/10[21]
Ifop
28/02/10[22]
  Presidential Majority[23] 36% 31% 33% 31% 30% 30% 33% 27% 30% 30% 33% 29.5% 32% 27.5%
  PS 19% 21% 21% 22% 21% 23% 22% 27% 28% 27% 27% 29% 26% 31%
  Europe Écologie 16% 17% 15% 16% 15% 14% 15% 13% 13% 10% 13% 11% 14% 13%
  FN 6% 8% 9% 9% 8% 10% 7% 8.5% 8.5% 9% 8% 9% 9% 9.5%
  MoDem 7% 8% 6% 7% 6% 8% 9% 6.5% 4% 6% 5% 5% 5% 4%
  Left Front 8% 6% 6% 6% 7% 4% 6% 5% 6% 6% 4% 6.5% 5% 6.5%
  NPA 5% 6% 5% 4% 4% 4% 5% 3% 3.5% 4% 3% 2.5% 2% 2%
  LO 3% 2% 2% 3% 2% 3% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1.5%
  Others[24] 3% 5% 5% 7% 5% 8% 4% 7% 5% 5.5% 7% 5%
Party CSA
01/03/10[25]
TNS Sofres
04/03/10[26]
OpinionWay
05/03/10[27]
CSA
05/03/10[28]
  Presidential Majority[23] 29% 30% 31% 27%
  PS 30% 28% 27% 31%
  Europe Écologie 15% 12% 13% 14%
  FN 8% 8% 9% 9%
  MoDem 5% 4% 5% 5%
  Left Front 5% 7% 6% 6%
  NPA 2% 1.5% 3% 2%
  LO 2% 2.5% 1% 2%
  Others[24] 4% 7% 5% 4%

National results[edit]

Regional election 2010: 14/03/10 – First round results (only main parties)
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
PS Martine Aubry 5,673,912 29.14 31
Presidential Majority Xavier Bertrand 5,066,942 26.02 4
Europe Écologie Several parties 2,372,379 12.18
FN Jean-Marie Le Pen 2,223,800 11.42
FG Several parties 1,137,250 5.84
MoDem François Bayrou 817,560 4.20

Abstention : 53.67%

Regional election 2010: 21/03/10 – Second round results
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
PS Left union of PS, Europe Écologie, Left Front 9,834,486 46.40 1,006
Presidential Majority Xavier Bertrand 7,497,649 35.38 511
FN Jean-Marie Le Pen 1,943,307 9.17 118
Miscellaneous left Different parties 698,556 3.30 92
PS Martine Aubry (regions where left union was refused) 660,189 3.11 58
Europe Écologie Left union refused in Brittany 207,435 0.98 11
MoDem François Bayrou 178,858 0.84 10
Others Different regional parties 117,742 0.56 27
FG Left union refused in Limousin and Picardy 56,092 0.26 6

Abstention : 48.79%

Regional results[edit]

The following tables show the results in the first round of voting which took place on the 14 March 2010 and, where applicable, in the second round of voting which took place on the 21 March 2010.

Alsace[edit]

Regional election 2010: Alsace
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Presidential Majority Philippe Richert 181,705 34.94 +0.88 28 +10
PS Jacques Bigot 98,629 18.97 -1.15 8 ±0
Europe Écologie Jacques Fernique 81,116 15.60 +15.60 6 +2
FN Patrick Binder 70,171 13.49 -5.09 5 -3
Alsace d'Abord Jacques Cordonnier 25,906 4.98 -4.44 0 ±0
MoDem Yann Wehrling 23,072 4.44 +4.44 0 -7
FG Jean-Yves Causer 9,695 1.86 -1.87 0 ±0
NPA Yvan Zimmermann 8,550 1.64 -1.39 0 ±0
Écologie Solidaire Manuel Santiago 8,376 1.61 +1.61 0 ±0
Miscellaneous right Patrick Striby 8,303 1.60 +1.60 0 -2
LO Julien Wostyn 4,486 0.86 +0.86 0 ±0
Turnout 520,009 41.64
Presidential Majority Philippe Richert 284,576 46.16 +2.60 28 +1
PS Jacques Bigot 242,113 39.27 +4.83 14 +2
FN Patrick Binder 89,832 14.57 -7.43 5 -3
Turnout 616,521 49.37

Aquitaine[edit]

Regional election 2010: Aquitaine
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
PS Alain Rousset 406,869 37.63 -0.79 45 +1
Presidential Majority Xavier Darcos 238,367 22.05 +3.65 17 +5
MoDem Jean Lassalle 112,737 10.43 -5.63 10 +1
Europe Écologie Monique De Marco 105,405 9.75 +9.75 10 +1
FN Jacques Colombier 89,378 8.27 3.18 0 -7
FG Gérard Boulanger 64,370 5.95 +1.60 3 +3
NPA Philippe Poutou 27,264 2.52 -1.59 0 ±0
Independent Ecological Alliance Michel Chrétien 20,943 1.94 +1.94 0 ±0
LO Nelly Malaty 8,522 0.79 +0.79 0 ±0
EAJ/PNV Jean Tellechea 7,092 0.66 +0.66 0 ±0
Abertzaleen Batasuna Xavier-Philippe Larralde 250 0.02 +0.02 0 ±0
Turnout 1,081,197 49.56
PS Alain Rousset 643,763 56.33 +1.46 58 +2
Presidential Majority Xavier Darcos 320,137 28.01 -5.45 17 -4
MoDem Jean Lassalle 178,858 15.65 +15.65 10 +10
Turnout 1,142,758 50.12

Auvergne[edit]

Regional election 2010: Auvergne
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Presidential Majority Alain Marleix 137,199 28.72 -7.67 14 +2
PS René Souchon 133,923 28.03 -0.19 17 -1
FG André Chassaigne 68,050 14.24 +5.04 9 +2
Europe Écologie Christian Bouchardy 51,092 10.69 +5.08 7 +2
FN Éric Faurot 40,098 8.39 -1.19 0 ±0
MoDem Michel Fanget 21,523 4.51 +4.51 0 -3
NPA Alain Laffont 20,031 4.19 -0.09 0 ±0
LO Marie Savre 5,832 1.22 +1.22 0 ±0
Turnout 477,748 48.00
PS René Souchon 305,828 59.68 +7.01 33 +3
Presidential Majority Alain Marleix 206,613 40.32 -7.01 14 -3
Turnout 512,441 51.55

Brittany[edit]

Regional Election 2010: Brittany
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
PS Jean-Yves Le Drian 408,554 37.19 -1.29 52 +6
Presidential Majority Bernadette Malgorn 260,645 23.73 -1.87 20 -5
Europe Écologie Guy Hascoët 134,112 12.21 +2.51 11 ±0
FN Jean-Paul Félix 67,870 6.18 -2.29 0 ±0
MoDem Bruno Joncour 58,841 5.36 +5.36 0 ±0
Breton Party Christian Troadec 47,108 4.29 +4.29 0 ±0
Left Party Gérard Perron 38,559 3.51 +3.51 0 ±0
Terres de Bretagne Charles Laot 29,029 2.64 +2.64
NPA Laurence de Bouard 27,401 2.49 -2.29 0 ±0
LO Valérie Hamon 16,129 1.47 +1.47 0 ±0
Solidarity and Progress Alexandre Noury 10,306 0.94 +0.94
Turnout 1,098,554 47.09
PS Jean-Yves Le Drian 600,256 50.27 -8.72 52 +6
Presidential Majority Bernadette Malgorn 386,394 32.36 -8.85 20 -5
Europe Écologie Guy Hascoët 207,435 17.37 +17.37 11 +11
Turnout 1,194,085 51.18

Burgundy[edit]

Regional election 2010: Burgundy
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
PS François Patriat 187,345 36.31 +0.30
Presidential Majority François Sauvadet 148,779 28.83 +7.05
FN Édouard Ferrand 62,147 12.04 -3.73 6 ±0
Europe Écologie Philippe Hervieu 50,757 9.84
NPA Sylvie Faye-Pastor 22,290 4.32
MoDem François Deseille 19,464 3.77 -9.21
Independent Ecological Alliance Julien Gonzalez 10,524 2.04
LO Claire Rocher 8,062 1.56
CRM Joël Mekhantar 6,641 1.29
Turnout 516,009 44.27
PS François Patriat 305,226 52.65 +0.16 37 ±0
Presidential Majority François Sauvadet 194,370 33.53 +1.39 14 ±0
FN Édouard Ferrand 80,113 13.82 -1.55 6 ±0
Turnout 579,709 49.71

Centre[edit]

Regional election 2010: Centre
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Presidential Majority Hervé Novelli 227,408 29.02
PS François Bonneau 221,199 28.22
Europe Écologie Jean Delavergne 91,389 11.66
FN Philippe Loiseau 87,864 11.21
FG Marie-France Beaufils 59,050 7.53
MoDem Marc Fesneau 39,818 5.08
Party of France Jean Verdon 27,841 3.55
NPA Michel Lasserre 20,341 2.60
LO Farida Megdoud 8,839 1.13
Turnout 783,749 44.04
PS François Bonneau 443,310 50.01 49
Presidential Majority Hervé Novelli 323,178 36.46 21
FN Philippe Loiseau 120,001 13.54 7
Turnout 886,489 49.82

Champagne-Ardenne[edit]

Regional election 2010: Champagne-Ardenne
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Presidential Majority Jean-Luc Warsmann 120,471 31.77
PS Jean-Paul Bachy 117,596 31.01
FN Bruno Subtil 60,261 15.89
Europe Écologie Eric Loiselet 32,160 8.48
NPA Anthony Smith 18,448 4.87
MoDem Marie Grafteaux-Paillard 16,470 4.34
Independent Ecological Alliance Ghislain Wysocinski 7,529 1.99
LO Thomas Rose 6,244 1.65
Turnout 379,179 41.32
PS Jean-Paul Bachy 190,162 44.31 29
Presidential Majority Jean-Luc Warsmann 165,261 38.49 14
FN Bruno Subtil 73,710 17.19 6
Turnout 429,133 46.75

Corsica[edit]

Territorial election 2010: Corsica
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Presidential Majority Camille de Rocca Serra 27,903 21.34
Party of the Corsican Nation Gilles Simeoni 24,057 18.40
Left Radical Paul Giacobbi 20,242 15.48
FG Dominique Bucchini 13,108 10.02
Corsica Libera Jean-Guy Talamoni 12,236 9.36
Left Radical Émile Zuccarelli 10,523 8.05
Miscellaneous left Simon Renucci 8,688 6.64
MoDem Jean Toma 5,554 4.25
FN Antoine Cardi 5,438 4.16
Independent Ecological Alliance Jean-François Baccarelli 2,426 1.86
Miscellaneous right Jean-François Battini 599 0.46
Turnout 130,774 61.31
Left Radical Paul Giacobbi 52,663 36.62 24
Presidential Majority Camille de Rocca Serra 39,765 27.65 12
Party of the Corsican Nation Gilles Simeoni 37,224 25.88 11
Corsica Libera Jean-Guy Talamoni 14,159 9.85 4
Turnout 143,811 67.42

Franche-Comté[edit]

Regional election 2010: Franche-Comté
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Presidential Majority Alain Joyandet 128,225 32.13
PS Marie-Marguerite Dufay 119,159 29.86
FN Sophie Montel 52,440 13.14
Europe Écologie Alain Fousseret 37,333 9.36
FG Evelyne Ternant 16,171 4.05
MoDem Christophe Grudler 14,036 3.52
NPA Laurence Lyonnais 13,086 3.28
Party of France Christophe Devillers 9,820 2.46
Écologie Solidaire Claude Buchot 4,471 1.12
LO Michel Treppo 4,314 1.08
Turnout 399,055 49.35
PS Marie-Marguerite Dufay 214,582 47.43 27
Presidential Majority Alain Joyandet 173,505 38.35 12
FN Sophie Montel 64,370 14.23 4
Turnout 452,457 55.77

Guadeloupe[edit]

Regional election 2010: Guadeloupe
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
PS Victorin Lurel 78,261 56.51 31
Presidential Majority Blaise Aldo 19,405 14.01 4
Miscellaneous left Éric Jalton 17,175 12.40 4
Collectif Des Inkoruptibles Cédric Cornet 9,634 6.96 2
LO Jean-Marie Nomertin 3,911 2.82
United Guadeloupe, Socialism and Realities Jeanny Marc 3,903 2.82
Miscellaneous right Octavie Losio 2,871 2.07
Far-left Alain Plaisir 1,958 1.41
Miscellaneous left Alain Lesueur 1,377 0.99
Turnout 138,495 47.41

Guiana[edit]

Regional election 2010: Guiana
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Presidential Majority Rodolphe Alexandre 12,201 40.61
Left Radical Christiane Taubira (Walwari) 6,916 23.02
Miscellaneous right Joëlle Prévôt-Madère 2,225 7.41
Guianese Socialist Party Gabriel Serville 1,845 6.14
Europe Écologie José Gaillou 1,582 5.27
Miscellaneous left Chantal Berthelot 1,532 5.10
Democratic Forces of Guiana Gil Horth 1,443 4.80
Miscellaneous right Roger Arel 1,274 4.24
Miscellaneous right Gilbert Fossé 725 2.41
PS Léon Jean-Baptiste-Édouard 301 1.00
Turnout 30,044 43.13
Presidential Majority Rodolphe Alexandre 19,152 56.11 21
Left Radical Christiane Taubira (Walwari) 14,982 43.89 10
Turnout 34,134 49.00

Île-de-France[edit]

Regional election 2010: Île-de-France
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Presidential Majority Valérie Pécresse 802,096 27.76
PS Jean-Paul Huchon 729,861 25.26
Europe Écologie Cécile Duflot 479,039 16.58
FN Marie-Christine Arnautu 268,313 9.29
FG Pierre Laurent 189,187 6.55
DLR Nicolas Dupont-Aignan 119,835 4.15
MoDem Alain Dolium 114,984 3.98
NPA Olivier Besancenot 90,322 3.13
Independent Ecological Alliance Jean-Marc Governatori 40,371 1.40
Miscellaneous right Axel de Boer 24,686 0.85
LO Jean-Pierre Mercier 18,286 0.63
Miscellaneous left Almamy Kanoute 12,242 0.42
Turnout 2,889,222 42.71
PS Jean-Paul Huchon 1,720,644 56.69 142
Presidential Majority Valérie Pécresse 1,314,580 43.31 67
Turnout 3,035,224 44.87

La Réunion[edit]

Regional election 2010: La Réunion
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Communist Party of Réunion Paul Vergès 71,602 30.23
Presidential Majority Didier Robert 62,581 26.42
PS Michel Vergoz 30,941 13.06
Miscellaneous right Jean-Paul Virapoullé 15,952 6.73
Miscellaneous right Nadia Ramassamy 14,014 5.92
Miscellaneous right André Thien-Ah-Koon 12,734 5.38
Miscellaneous right Eric Magamootoo 11,809 4.99
Europe Écologie Vincent Defaud 11,685 4.93
Nasion Rénioné Aniel Boyer 2,097 0.89
LO Jean-Yves Payet 1,944 0.82
Miscellaneous right Johny Arnachellum 1,267 0.53
Miscellaneous right Daniel Pouny 231 0.10
Turnout 236,857 43.03
Presidential Majority Didier Robert 143,485 45.46 27
Communist Party of Réunion Paul Vergès 112,201 35.55 12
PS Michel Vergoz 59,933 18.99 6
Turnout 315,619 57.33

Languedoc-Roussillon[edit]

Regional election 2010: Languedoc-Roussillon
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Miscellaneous left Georges Frêche 304,810 34.28
Presidential Majority Raymond Couderc 174,519 19.63
FN France Jamet 112,646 12.67
Europe Écologie Jean-Louis Roumegas 81,119 9.12
FG René Revol 76,414 8.59
PS Hélène Mandroux 68,788 7.74
Independent Ecological Alliance Patrice Drevet 34,440 3.87
CNIP Christian Jeanjean 18,017 2.03
Party of France Jean-Claude Martinez 6,607 0.74
Ligue du Midi Richard Roudier 6,086 0.68
LO Liberto Plana 5,628 0.63
Turnout 889,074 47.98
Miscellaneous left Georges Frêche 493,180 54.19 44
Presidential Majority Raymond Couderc 240,556 26.43 13
FN France Jamet 176,380 19.38 10
Turnout 910,116 49.11

Limousin[edit]

Regional election 2010: Limousin
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
PS Jean-Paul Denanot 106,152 38.06
Presidential Majority Raymond Archer 67,381 24.16
FG Christian Audouin 36,619 13.13
Europe Écologie Ghilaine Jeannot-Pagès 27,147 9.73
FN Nicole Daccord-Gauthier 21,638 7.76
MoDem Jean-Jacques Bélézy 9,925 3.56
Independent Ecological Alliance Jean-Louis Ranc 5,665 2.03
LO Elizabeth Faucon 4,366 1.57
Turnout 278,893 50.92
PS Jean-Paul Denanot 140,826 47.95 27
Presidential Majority Raymond Archer 96,788 32.95 10
FG Christian Audouin 56,092 19.10 6
Turnout 293,706 53.61

Lorraine[edit]

Regional election 2010: Lorraine
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
PS Jean-Pierre Masseret 227,060 34.36
Presidential Majority Laurent Hénart 157,080 23.77
FN Thierry Gourlot 98,286 14.87
Europe Écologie Daniel Béguin 60,516 9.16
MoDem Claude Bellei 20,905 3.16
National Republican Movement Annick Martin 19,850 3.00
Left Party Philippe Leclercq 19,809 3.00
Independent Ecological Alliance Jean-Claude Kaas 16,277 2.46
DLR Jean-Luc André 14,880 2.25
NPA Jean-Noël Bouet 14,819 2.24
LO Mario Rinaldi 8,537 1.29
Movement for France Victor Villa 2,346 0.35
Miscellaneous left Patrice Lefeuvre 524 0.08
Turnout 660,889 39.66
PS Jean-Pierre Masseret 375,660 50.01 46
Presidential Majority Laurent Hénart 237,019 31.55 17
FN Thierry Gourlot 138,549 18.44 10
Turnout 751,228 45.11

Lower Normandy[edit]

Regional election 2010: Lower Normandy
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
PS Laurent Beauvais 157,007 32.55
Presidential Majority Jean-François Le Grand 133,558 27.69
Europe Écologie François Dufour 57,912 12.01
MoDem Rodolphe Thomas 42,942 8.90
FN Valérie Dupont 41,942 8.70
NPA Christine Coulon 24,046 4.99
Party of France Fernand Le Rachinel 17,898 3.71
LO Pierre Casevitz 6,982 1.45
Turnout 482,287 45.19
PS Laurent Beauvais 296,192 57.15 32
Presidential Majority Jean-François Le Grand 222,053 42.85 15
Turnout 518,245 48.58

Martinique[edit]

Regional election 2010: Martinique
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Martinican Progressive Party Serge Letchimy 51,796 40.05
Martinican Independence Movement Alfred Marie-Jeanne 41,595 32.16
Presidential Majority André Lesueur 13,570 10.49
Martinican Democratic Rally Madeleine de Grandmaison 8,866 6.85
Build the Martinique Country Pierre Samot 5,131 3.97
LO Ghislaine Joachim-Arnaud 3,507 2.71
Miscellaneous left Guy Lordinot 2,448 1.89
MoDem Max Orville 1,348 1.04
Miscellaneous right Jean-Claude Granier 1,082 0.84
Turnout 129,343 42.93
Martinican Progressive Party Serge Letchimy 78,193 48.35 26
Martinican Independence Movement Alfred Marie-Jeanne 66,359 41.03 12
Presidential Majority André Lesueur 17,187 10.63 3
Turnout 161,739 53.69

Midi-Pyrénées[edit]

Regional election 2010: Midi-Pyrénées
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
PS Martin Malvy 415,096 40.93
Presidential Majority Brigitte Barèges 220,624 21.75
Europe Écologie Gérard Onesta 136,543 13.46
FN Frédéric Cabrolier 95,689 9.44
FG Christian Picquet 70,077 6.91
MoDem Arnaud Lafon 38,290 3.78
NPA Myriam Martin 29,319 2.89
LO Sandra Torremocha 8,548 0.84
Turnout 1,014,186 49.76
PS Martin Malvy 705,449 67.77 69
Presidential Majority Brigitte Barèges 335,518 32.23 22
Turnout 1,040,967 51.08

Nord-Pas-de-Calais[edit]

Regional election 2010: Nord-Pas-de-Calais
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
PS Daniel Percheron 358,185 29.16
Presidential Majority Valérie Létard 233,374 19.00
FN Marine Le Pen 224,870 18.31
FG Alain Bocquet 132,450 10.78
Europe Écologie Jean-François Caron 126,989 10.34
MoDem Olivier Henno 48,245 3.93
CNIP François Dubout 37,050 3.02
NPA Pascale Montel 36,869 3.00
LO Eric Pecqueur 17,700 1.44
Young Farmers Mickaël Poillion 12,649 1.03
Turnout 1,228,381 42.80
PS Daniel Percheron 704,181 51.89 73
Presidential Majority Valérie Létard 351,502 25.91 22
FN Marine Le Pen 301,190 22.20 18
Turnout 1,356,873 47.24

Pays de la Loire[edit]

Regional election 2010: Pays de la Loire
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
PS Jacques Auxiette 405,103 34.36
Presidential Majority Christophe Béchu 386,465 32.78
Europe Écologie Jean-Philippe Magnen 160,830 13.64
FN Brigitte Neveux 83,157 7.05
FG Marc Gicquel 58,897 5.00
MoDem Patricia Gallerneau 53,879 4.57
LO Eddy Le Beller 18,860 1.60
Breton Party Jacky Flippot 11,669 0.99
Turnout 1,178,860 46.20
PS Jacques Auxiette 702,163 56.39 63
Presidential Majority Christophe Béchu 543,069 43.61 30
Turnout 1,245,232 48.79

Picardy[edit]

Regional election 2010: Picardy
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
PS Claude Gewerc 153,052 26.64
Presidential Majority Caroline Cayeux 149,012 25.94
FN Michel Guiniot 90,802 15.80
Europe Écologie Christophe Porquier 57,338 9.98
PCF Maxime Gremetz 35,655 6.21
FG Thierry Aury 30,719 5.35
MoDem France Mathieu 21,492 3.74
NPA Sylvain Desbureaux 17,267 3.01
Party of France Thomas Joly 11,625 2.02
LO Roland Szpirko 7,555 1.32
Turnout 574,517 43.45
PS Claude Gewerc 310,674 48.28 35
Presidential Majority Caroline Cayeux 208,665 32.43 14
FN Michel Guiniot 124,177 19.30 8
Turnout 643,516 48.72

Poitou-Charentes[edit]

Regional election 2010: Poitou-Charentes
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
PS Ségolène Royal 240,910 38.98
Presidential Majority Dominique Bussereau 182,044 29.46
Europe Écologie Françoise Coutant 73,650 11.92
FN Jean-Marc de Lacoste-Lareymondie 47,736 7.72
FG Gisèle Jean 28,803 4.66
MoDem Pascal Monier 26,985 4.37
NPA Myriam Rossignol 11,431 1.85
LO Ludovic Gaillard 6,451 1.04
Turnout 618,010 48.11
PS Ségolène Royal 392,291 60.61 39
Presidential Majority Dominique Bussereau 254,957 39.39 16
Turnout 647,248 50.39

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur[edit]

Regional election 2010: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Presidential Majority Thierry Mariani 388,352 26.60
PS Michel Vauzelle 376,595 25.80
FN Jean-Marie Le Pen 296,265 20.29
Europe Écologie Laurence Vichnievsky 159,431 10.92
FG Jean-Marc Coppola 89,255 6.11
Ligue du Sud Jacques Bompard 39,287 2.69
MoDem Catherine Levraud 36,701 2.51
Independent Ecological Alliance Patrice Miran 34,077 2.33
NPA Pierre Godard 30,810 2.11
LO Isabelle Bonnet 9,049 0.62
Turnout 1,459,822 43.62
PS Michel Vauzelle 747,382 44.11 72
Presidential Majority Thierry Mariani 559,412 33.02 30
FN Jean-Marie Le Pen 387,374 22.87 21
Turnout 1,694,168 50.62

Rhône-Alpes[edit]

Regional election 2010: Rhône-Alpes
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
Presidential Majority Françoise Grossetête 450,935 26.39
PS Jean-Jack Queyranne 433,987 25.40
Europe Écologie Philippe Meirieu 304,613 17.83
FN Bruno Gollnisch 239,330 14.01
FG Élisa Martin 107,768 6.31
MoDem Azouz Begag 73,937 4.33
NPA Myriam Combet 41,537 2.43
Miscellaneous right Michel Dulac 32,476 1.90
LO Nathalie Arthaud 24,294 1.42
Turnout 1,708,877 41.76
PS Jean-Jack Queyranne 994,381 50.75 100
Presidential Majority Françoise Grossetête 666,526 34.02 40
FN Bruno Gollnisch 298,273 15.22 17
Turnout 1,959,180 47.85

Upper Normandy[edit]

Regional election 2010: Upper Normandy
List Candidates Votes % ±% Seats ±
PS Alain Le Vern 199,345 34.87
Presidential Majority Bruno Le Maire 142,927 25.00
FN Nicolas Bay 67,419 11.79
Europe Écologie Claude Taleb 52,164 9.12
FG Sébastien Jumel 47,961 8.39
MoDem Danielle Jeanne 16,460 2.88
NPA Christine Poupin 14,633 2.56
DLR Brigitte Briere 10,237 1.79
Party of France Carl Lang 8,363 1.46
Independent Ecological Alliance Bernard Frau 6,487 1.13
LO Gisèle Lapeyre 5,686 0.99
Turnout 571,682 44.70
PS Alain Le Vern 346,633 55.10 37
Presidential Majority Bruno Le Maire 193,128 30.70 12
FN Nicolas Bay 89,333 14.20 6
Turnout 629,094 49.19

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8580276.stm
  2. ^ Reuters India, "ANALYSIS – France's Le Pen writes his way back into script," by Crispian Balmer (15 March 2010 – retrieved on 17 March 2010).
  3. ^ The Daily Telegraph, "Nicolas Sarkozy identity debate 'boosted votes for far-Right,'" by Henry Samuel (15 March 2010 – retrieved on 17 March 2010).
  4. ^ Associated Press, "Sarkozy's party loses first-round vote in France," by Angela Charlton (14 March 2010 – retrieved on 17 March 2010).
  5. ^ AFP: Régionales : le PCF reconduit le Front de gauche dans au moins 17 régions 23 Nov. 2009
  6. ^ Régionales : Le MoDem de Charente-Maritime accepte l'alliance avec Royal 16 Jan. 2010
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  9. ^ MODEM – Lepage : "Nous aurons à tirer des conséquences après les régionales" 18 Feb. 2010
  10. ^ Régionales : les ministres sur le front 28 Jan. 2010
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  23. ^ a b And other allies, including the Modern Left, the Forum of Social Republicans, the Radical Party and the Progressives
  24. ^ a b Includes the AEI, far-right lists, regionalists or Left Front - NPA common lists
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