1st round of French regional elections 2015: the triumph of the FN
On December 6th, the first round of national regional elections took place in France. This elections determined the political colours of 13 ( 12 + Corsica) French regions.
The main political forces, represented in the list were the ruling party - Socialist party (leaded by Hollande), the National Front ( FN, led by Marine Le pen) and the Republican party (before - UMP - the leader - Nicolas Sarkozy).
The National Front obtained first place in this elections (30, 8% in total), the second party is the Republican party (27,2 %), the third – Socialists (22,7 %). The ecologists and Left Front (far-left party ruled by Melancon) –received 6% and 4 % respectively.
The vote takes place in two rounds, with candidates needing more than 50 per cent of the votes in the first round to be elected immediately, and more than 12 per cent to access the second round. The second round will take place on December 13th.
The map of the results of the 1st round of regional elections