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2012’s Vote by District: A Preview of the Legislative Elections?

France’s legislative elections commence four weeks from today (June 10th – 17th), and in a breakdown by Le Monde, if the 577 electoral districts of the central state and its overseas territories vote similarly to their presidential voting record, the left, lead by President-Elect François Hollande’s Parti Socialiste (PS) will easily secure the 3/5ths majority necessary for leadership of the National Assembly. A potential coalition between Front National  and center-right party Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP) may also[Read More…]

Metropolitan Triumph for the Left

As the final results of Sunday’s election have been confirmed by the Ministry of the Interior, analysts have been interested in comparing the general transition of both major metropoles and less populated regions of France towards the left with their previous voting records. As seen in the map above, traditional strong-holds of the right like the Alsace-Lorraine region near the German border and the wealthy south-eastern coast remained in favor of President Nicolas Sarkozy, a member of[Read More…]