French Senate election, 1962

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The second senatorial elections of the Fifth Republic were held in France on September 23, 1962.[1]


This election has depended largely of the results of 1959 municipal elections.


Group Ideology Seats +/− Percentage
  Independent Republicans (RI) Liberalism, Right-wing 65 Decrease5 23,7 %
  Socialist (SOC) Socialism, Left-wing 52 Decrease9 19,0%
  Democratic Left (GD) Radicalism, Right-wing, Left-wing 50 Decrease16 18,2%
  Popular Republicans (RP) Christian democracy, Right-wing 35 Increase1 12,8%
  Union for the New Republic (UNR) Gaullism, Right-wing 32 Decrease5 11,7%
  Republican Centre of Rural and Social Action (CNIP) Conservatism, Right-wing 20 Steady0 7,3%
  Communist (COM) Communism, Left-wing 14 Steady0 5,1%
  Non-Registered (NI) None 6 Decrease1 2,2%
Total: 274 Decrease35 100,0 %

Senate Presidency[edit]

On October 2, 1962, Gaston Monnerville was re-elected president of the Senate.

List of senators elected[edit]