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President: François Hollande (PS) · Prime Minister: Manuel Valls (PS) · Governing parties: PS, PRG
Legislative elections: National Assembly, 5-year term, 577 seats, FPTP (TRS):

Party 2012 2007
Parti Socialiste (PS)
Socialist Party
Social democracy
Democratic socialism 

  
29,4% 280 24,7% 186
Les Républicains (LR)
The Republicans
[formerly UMP]
Gaullism
Liberal conservatism 

  
27,1% 194 39,5% 313
Front National (FN)
National Front
Nationalism
Right-wing populism

  
13,6% 2 4,3% -
Front de Gauche (FG)
Left Front
Socialism  
Communism   
 
  

  
6,9% 10 - -
Parti Communiste Français (PCF)
French Communist Party
Communism
  

  
- (7) 4,3% 15
Ensemble (ENSEMBLE)
Together
[2012: FASE; merged into Ensemble]
Socialism
Eco-socialism
Anti-globalisation
 
  
- (2) - -
Parti de Gauche (PG)
Left Party
Democratic socialism 
 

  
- (1) - -
Europe Écologie Les Verts (EELV)
Europe Ecology The Greens
[2007: LV]
Green politics
   

  
5,5% 17 3,3% 4
Nouveau Centre (NC)
New Centre
Centrism
  
 
  
2,2% 12 2,4% 22
Mouvement Démocrate (MoDem)
Democratic Movement
Centrism
Social liberalism 

  
1,8% 2 7,6% 3
Parti Radical de Gauche (PRG)
Radical Party of the Left
Social liberalism
  
 
  

  
1,7% 12 1,3% 7
Parti Radical (PR)
Radical Party
Liberalism
  
 
  

  
1,2% 6 [UMP] [20]
Alliance Centriste (AC)
Centrist Alliance
Centrism
  
 
  

  
0,6% 2 - -
Mouvement pour la France (MPF)
Movement for France
National conservatism
Social conservatism 
   
  

  
[DVD] [1] 1,2% 1
Miscellaneous Right (DVD) 3,5% 15 2,0% 15
Miscellaneous Left (DVG) 3,4% 22 2,5% 9
Others 3,1% 3 6,9% 2
Total - 577 - 577
Turnout (1st) 57,2% 60,2%

 © 2012 Wolfram Nordsieck. Source: Ministère de l'Intérieur (http://www.interieur.gouv.fr).

Archive: Governments · Elections (1945-2007).