European Parliament constituencies in France

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European Parliament constituencies in France (borders effective since 2004, the number of seats per constituency are effective since 2014; French citizens living abroad were added to the Île-de-France constituency in 2014).

This is a table of European Parliament constituencies in France, listing the number of Members of the European Parliament each elected at each European Parliamentary election.

The names and borders of the constituencies have varied over time, but they have used the party-list proportional representation with the highest average method since their creation.

Election Constituencies Total seats
France
(1973) (MEPs nominated )
1979 81 81
1984 81 81
1989 81 81
1994 87 87
1999 87 87
North-West West East South-West South-East Massif central–Centre Île-de-France Overseas
2004 12 10 10 10 13 6 14 3 78
2009 10 9 9 10 13 5 13 3 72[Note 1]
2014 10 9 9 10 13 5 15[Note 2] 3 74

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  1. ^ Following the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon by France on 14 February 2008, and entering into application on 1 December 2009 (after the last instruments were deposited by Italy, too late for the 2009 European elections), 2 additional seats were assigned to France and were finally appointed by the French Parliament in 2011.
  2. ^ The 2 additional seats for the elections in 2014, previously appointed by the French Parliament, were finally assigned to the Île-de-France constituency as it was enlarged in 2014 to include also the votes for French citizens living abroad (and not registered for the European elections in another member state of the European Union).