Head of State:President François Hollande

Head of Government:Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault

National Assembly (Assemblée nationale):577 members

Last available election results:Presidential, 22 April and  6 May 2012

Last election:Parliamentary, 10 and 17 June 2012

Next election:Presidential, due 2017

Parliamentary elections

1993-2007, round 1. Selected parties.

Main political parties, descriptions and election results 2007
Party Description Votes % Seats
UMP - Union for a Popular Movement Conservative 39,54 313
PS - Socialist Party Social Democratic 24,73 186
MoDem - Democratic Movement Conservative 7,61 3
PCF - French Communist Party Communist 4,29 15
Verts - The Greens Ecologist 3,25 4
NC - New Centre - 2,37 22


Presidential Elections

Election results 2012, Counry and  NUTS 1.

EP elections

The election for the European Parliament in 2009 turned out fine for President Nicolas Sarkozy's centre-right UMP party, which took 27.88 percent of the vote (29 seats), leaving the opposition Socialist Party, PS, with 16.48 percent (14 seats)..[read more..]

Election results 2009, national summary

EU related referendums

Apart from the European Economic Community enlargement referendum in 1972, France have held two EU-related referendums: on the Maastricht Treaty in 1992, and on the Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe, held in May 2005..[read more].

Referendum on the Ratification of the EU Constitution. NUTS 1