2011 French Senate election

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A Senate election was held for 165 of the 348 seats in the Senate of France on 25 September 2011. Senate members were primarily elected by municipal officials, and the number of senators was increased from 343 to 348, due to the growth of France’s population since the previous election was held in 2008. The Socialist Party and other left-of-center parties gained a majority of seats in the upper house for the first time in the Fifth Republic.[2]

2011 French Senate election


 2008 25 September 2011 2014 

165 of 348 seats in the Senate
175 seats needed for a majority

  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Leader Jean-Pierre Bel[1] Gérard Larcher[1] Valérie Létard[1]
Party PS UMP New Centre
Alliance Union of the Left Presidential Majority ARES
Leader since 1 October 2008 1 October 2008
Leader’s seat Ariège Yvelines Nord
Seats before 152 161 30
Seats won 177 140 31
Seat change 25 21 1

President of the Senate before election

Gérard Larcher
UMP

President-elect of the Senate

Jean-Pierre Bel
PS

Brown areas show departments in contention in the election (Series 1).

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Political Groups 2004 2008 2011
Union for a Popular Movement (Union pour un mouvement populaire) UMP 155 7 151 4 132 19
Centrist Union (Union centriste) UC 33 20 29 4 31 2
Presidential Majority 188 27 180 8 163 17
Socialist (Socialiste) SOC 97 14 116 19 130 14
Communist, Republican and Citizen (Communiste, Républicain et Citoyen) CRC 23 0 23 0 21 2
European Democratic and Social Rally (Rassemblement démocratique et social européen) RDSE 16 3 17 1 17 0
Europe Écologie–The Greens (Europe Écologie – Les Verts) EELV 10 10
Union of the Left 118 14 139 19 178 22
Non-Registered (Non-Inscrits) NI 7 1 7 1 7 0
Total 331 13 343 12 348 5
Source: Public Senat

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