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Legislative elections: National Assembly, 5-year term, two-tiered single-member majority system
           · President: Nicolas Sarkozy (UMP) · Prime Minister: François Fillon (UMP) · Government: UMP, NC, MPF

Party Ideology, Affiliation, Founding 2007 Seats 2002 Seats
Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP) <
Union for a Popular Movement
Liberal conservatism; Christian democracy, Gaullism EPP, CDI, IDU
2002
39,5% 313 33,3% 357
Parti Socialiste (PS) <
Socialist Party
Social democracy; Democratic socialism PES, SI
1969
24,7% 186 24,1% 141
Mouvement Démocrate (MoDem) <
Democratic Movement
(2002: UDF)
Centrism; Social liberalism
 
EDP
2007
7,6% 3 4,9% 29
Parti Communiste Français (PCF) <
French Communist Party
Communism
 
EL, IMCWP
1921
4,3% 15 4,8% 21
Front National (FN) <
National Front
Far right; Nationalism
 
AENM
1972
4,3% - 11,3% -
Les Verts (VERTS) <
The Greens
Green politics
 
EGP, GG
1984
3,3% 4 4,5% 3
Nouveau Centre (NC) <
New Centre
Centrism
 
-
2007
2,4% 22 - -
Parti Radical de Gauche (PRG) <
Radical Party of the Left
Social liberalism
 
ELDR
1972
1,3% 7 1,5% 7
Mouvement pour la France (MPF) <
Movement for France
National conservatism; Social conservatism -
1994
1,2% 1 0,8% 1
Others  (incl. 'Divers Droite' + 'Divers Gauche') - - 11,4% 26 14,8% 18
Total - - - 577 - 577
Turnout - - 60,2% 62,4%

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2006-2012 zentele.de. Source: Ministère de l'Intérieur (http://www.interieur.gouv.fr). Archive: Elections 1945-1997.