French Senate election, 1968

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The fourth senatorial elections of the Fifth Republic were held in France on September 22, 1968.[1]


This election has depended largely of the results of 1965 municipal elections.


Group Ideology Seats +/− Percentage
  Independent Republicans (RI) Liberalism, Right-wing 54 Decrease6 19,1 %
  Socialist (SOC) Socialism, Left-wing 52 Steady0 18,4%
  Centrist Union of Progressive Democrats (UCDP) Christian democracy, Right-wing 47 Increase9 16,6%
  Democratic Left (GD) Radicalism, Right-wing, Left-wing 43 Decrease7 15,2%
  Union of Democrats for the Republic (UDR) Gaullism, Right-wing 36 Increase6 12,7%
  Republican Centre of Rural and Social Action (CNIP) Conservatism, Right-wing 19 Steady0 6,7%
  Communist (COM) Communism, Left-wing 18 Increase4 6,4%
  Non-Registered (NI) None 14 Increase3 4,9%
Total: 283 Increase9 100,0 %

Senate Presidency[edit]

On October 3, 1968, Alain Poher was elected president of the Senate.

List of senators elected[edit]