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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theNational Assembly

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.
24.09.2017
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
30.09.2017
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.
170
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Partial renewal

Candidates

The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Elections were held for half of the seats in the Senate (170 senators of series 1) upon the expiry of members' term of office.
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
85.88%
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
The Republicans (LR) 146
Socialist and Republican 78
Centrist Union 49
The Republic on the Move (REM) 21
European Democratic and Social Rally (RDSE) 21
Communist, Republican, Citizen and Ecologist 15
Republic and Territories group - The Independents 11
Others 5
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
114
Number of women elected
56
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.
32.94%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
After the renewal of the Senate, there were 102 women out of the full 348 senators.
Sources
Sénat Légifrance Public Sénat
Women Indirectly Elected
56

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.
246
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.
102
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
98
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.
02.10.2017
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Gérard Larcher (Male)