French Senate election, 1971

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The fifth senatorial elections of the Fifth Republic were held in France on September 26, 1971.[1]


This election has depended largely of the results of 1971 municipal elections.


Group Ideology Seats +/− Percentage
  Independent Republicans (RI) Liberalism, Right-wing 59 Increase5 20,8 %
  Socialist (SOC) Socialism, Left-wing 49 Decrease3 17,3%
  Centrist Union of Progressive Democrats (UCDP) Christian democracy, Right-wing 46 Decrease1 16,3%
  Union of Democrats for the Republic (UDR) Gaullism, Right-wing 38 Increase2 13,4%
  Democratic Left (GD) Radicalism, Right-wing, Left-wing 38 Decrease5 13,4%
  Non-Registered (NI) None 19 Increase5 6,7%
  Communist (COM) Communism, Left-wing 18 Steady0 6,4%
  Independent Republicans of Social Action (RIAS) Conservatism, Right-wing 16 Decrease3 5,7%
Total: 283 Steady0 100,0 %

Senate Presidency[edit]

On October 2, 1971, Alain Poher was re-elected president of the Senate.

List of senators elected[edit]