SInce the Nat'l Assembly is elected in two rounds, from which election are the percentages in the % colummn derived? --Jfruh 01:04, 2 March 2006 (UTC)
- The system of 2 rounds at each election in France (but UE parliament, of course), is used to let the little candidates have a say, then they disappear for the next round.
- French presidential election : The aim is that the majority of valid votes had voted for the new president ; so only the best 2 candidates of the 1st round are qualified (quite idiot when left run separated and right united, or inverse : it produces something like in 2002).
- French legislative election : France is divided in 577 circonscriptions, the winner of one of them becomes MP (i think it's the same for UK or Germany):
- In the first round, if a candidate gets more than 50%, he is already elected (so there is no more than 2 or 3 MPs already elected at this time).
- To progress to the second round, the candidates with less than a eight (12,5%) are eliminated (so it can mathematically reach 8 candidates to the 2nd round), unless if they are less than 2 to have had more than a eight (in this case, the best 2 are qualified).
- The best candidate of the second round, even if he'd only got 25% or less, becomes MP.
- There was a try in 1986 to make a proportionnal vote, with the 100 départements, but it brought the National Front onto the political stage (they got a single MP).
- --Sorry for the language mistakes. Don't know if you can add that stub in Elections in France, I just hope I've been understood and that you have at least your answer... 13 months later !
- 126.96.36.199 12:20, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
There is no "United Left" in elections, it would be better to use the 5 parliamentary groups in the National Assembly :
- Socialists (PS)
- Communists (PCF)
- Others (especially independants)
Greens and left radicals are part of the Socialist group because they did not reach the number of MP required to make a parliamentary group (i'm not sure - it's something like 40 or 20).