French cantonal elections, 1998

Cantonale elections to renew the first series of cantons general councillors were held in France on 15 and 22 March 2001.

Electoral system

The cantonales elections use the same system as the regional or legislative elections. There is a 10% threshold (10% of registered voters) needed to proceed to the second round.

Change in control

From right to left

National results

Party/Alliance % (first round) % (second round)
  PS 23.93% 34.42%
  RPR 13.86% 16.52%
FN 13.83% 7.37%
UDF 13.50% 15.11%
Miscellaneous Right 13.23% 13.06%
PCF 10.15% 6.17%
Miscellaneous Left 5.28% 5.02%
Les Verts 3.43% 0.53%
Ecologists 0.72% 0.10%
  MDC 0.69% 0.36%
Far-Left 0.61% 0.28%
Miscellaneous 0.50% 0.00%
PRG 0.19% 1.02%
Far-Right 0.08% 0.00%



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