French cantonal elections, 1973

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Cantonale elections to renew canton general councillors were held in France on 23 and 30 September 1973.

Electoral system[edit]

The cantonales elections use the same system as the regional or legislative elections. There is a 10% threshold (10% of registered voters) needed to proceed to the second round.

National results[edit]

Runoff results missing

Party/Alliance % (first round) Seats
PCF 22.7% 205
  PS 21.9% 423
Miscellaneous Right 18.6% 467
  UDR 12.7% 244
MR-Centrists 8.6% 183
Miscellaneous Left 6.4% 174
  RI 6.2% 153
MRG 2% 68
Far-Left 1% 9


Alain Lancelot, Les élections sous la Ve République, PUF, Paris, 1988