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European Parliament election, 1979 (France)

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European Parliament election, 1979 (France)

France, European Parliament election, 1979

7–10 June 1979
81 seats to the European Parliament

In 1979 the first direct elections to the European Parliament were held in France. Four parties were able to win seats: the centre right Union for French Democracy the Gaullist Rally for the Republic, the Socialist Party and the French Communist Party. 61.7% of the French population turned out on election day.

Results

 Summary of the results of France's 1979 election to the European Parliament
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Union for French Democracy (UDF) LDR Simone Veil 5,588,851 27.61 25
Socialist Party (PS) + Movement of Left Radicals (MRG) SOC François Mitterrand 4,763,026 23.53 22
Communist Party (PCF) COM Georges Marchais 4,153,710 20.52 19
Rally for the Republic (RPR) EPD Jacques Chirac 3,301,980 16.31 15
Movement of Political Ecology (MEP) TGI Solange Fernex 888,134 4.39 0
Others 7.68 0
Valid votes 20,242,347 94.78
Blank and invalid votes 1,114,613 5.22
Totals 21,356,960 100.00 81
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 35,180,531 60.71
Source: France-politique.fr
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