1961 French cantonal elections

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Cantonale elections to renew canton general councillors were held in France on 4 and 11 June 1961.

Electoral system[edit]

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.

National results[edit]

Runoff results missing

Party/Alliance % (first round) Seats
Miscellaneous Right 23.5% 436
PCF 18.6% 52
  SFIO 16.8% 271
  UNR 12.8% 166
MRP 9.8% 142
Radical Party 7.4% 211
Miscellaneous Left 8.4% 198
PSU-Far left 2.7% 28


Alain Lancelot, Les élections sous la Ve République, PUF, Paris, 1988