France

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
27.09.2020
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.09.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
172
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Partial renewal

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
115
Number of women elected
57
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
33.14%
Other notes
Note on the number of seats at stake:
Senators serve a six-year term. About half of them are renewed every three years using two “series”:
- Series 1 (170 seats, last renewed in 2017)
- Series 2 (178 seats, last renewed in 2014)
The 2020 elections were held to renew Series 2. However, in accordance with Law no. 2020-976 of 3 August 2020, the six senators representing French citizens abroad will be renewed in September 2021. The elections thus renewed 172 seats.
Women Indirectly Elected
57

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
232
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
116
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
01.10.2020