1970 French cantonal elections

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Cantonale elections to renew canton general councillors were held in France on 8 and 15 March 1970.

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
PCF 23.8% 144
Miscellaneous Right 17.8% 389
  UDR 15.6% 206
  SFIO 14.8% 263
Miscellaneous Left 10.5% 292
CD 9.1% 183
  RI 5.2% 110
Far-Left 3.1% 22


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