1989 European Parliament election in France

On 15 June 1989 the third direct elections to the European Parliament were held in the France. Six lists were able to win seats: an alliance of the centre right Union for French Democracy and the Gaullist Rally for the Republic, an alliance of the Socialist Party and the PRG, the French Communist Party, the Front National and a list of dissenting members of the UDF. 48.8% of the French population turned out on election day.

European Parliament election in France, 1989

15 June 1989

81 seats to the European Parliament
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Leader Valéry Giscard d’Estaing Laurent Fabius Jean-Marie Le Pen
Party UDF PS FN
Seats won 26 22 10
Percentage 28.88% 23.61% 11.73%

Results

 Summary of the results of France's 15 June 1989 election to the European Parliament
← 1984 • 1989 • 1994 →
National party European party Main candidate Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Union for French Democracy (UDF) + Rally for the Republic (RPR) Valéry Giscard d'Estaing 5,242,038 28.88 26 15 Decrease
Socialist Party (PS) Laurent Fabius 4,286,354 23.61 22 2 Increase
National Front (FN) Jean-Marie Le Pen 2,129,668 11.73 10 0 Steady
The Greens (VERTS) Antoine Waechter 1,922,945 10.59 9 9 Increase
Union for French Democracy dissidents (UDFD) Simone Veil 1,529,346 8.43 7 7 Increase
Communist Party (PCF) Philippe Herzog 1,401,171 7.72 7 3 Decrease
Hunting, Fishing, Nature, Traditions (CPNT) André Goustat 749,741 4.13 0 0 Steady
Workers' Struggle (LO) Arlette Laguiller 258,663 1.43 0 0 Steady
Ecologists (LAPAE) Arlette Alessandri 188,573 1.04 0 0 Steady
Others (parties and candidates that won less than 1% of the vote and no seats) 0
Valid votes 18,151,416 97.11
Blank and invalid votes 539,276 2.89
Totals 18,690,692 100.00 81
Electorate (eligible voters) and voter turnout 38,297,496 48.80
Source: France-politique.fr
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