1988 French cantonal elections

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Cantonale elections to renew canton general councillors were held in France on 25 September and 2 October 1988. Abstention exploded to 50.9% in the first round and 53% in the runoff, likely due to the election being the third held that here after the presidential and legislative elections. The right narrowly won, with 50.3% to 49.6% to the left. However, the status quo prevailed.

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.

Change in control[edit]

From right to left[edit]

From left to right[edit]

National results[edit]



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