Doubs's 1st constituency
|French National Assembly |
The constituency within Franche-Comté
|Cantons||Audeux, Besançon-Nord-Ouest, Besançon-Ouest, Besançon-Planoise, Boussières, Quingey|
|Registered voters||75,240 |
The 1st constituency of Doubs (French: Première circonscription du Doubs) is one of five electoral districts in the department of the same name, each of which returns one deputy to the French National Assembly in elections using the two-round system, with a run-off if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote in the first round.
At the time of the 1999 census (which was the basis for the most recent redrawing of constituency boundaries, carried out in 2010) the 1st constituency had a total population of 108,193.
Since 1988 the constituency has been a bellwether seat: that is to say, one where the voting has so closely matched the pattern exhibited in the overall result nationwide that opinion in the constituency can be viewed as an indicator for the political mood of France as a whole.
|1986||Proportional representation – no election by constituency|
|Candidate||Label||First round||Second round|
|Source: Ministry of the Interior|
|PS gain from UMP||Swing|
Notes and references
- As defined in 1999; the number and composition of the department's cantons was altered in 2014 but this has not yet been reflected in electoral district boundaries.
Official results of French elections from 2002 taken from "Résultats électoraux officiels en France" (in French).