2024 French elections: Map and chart of second-round results

submitted by Avid Amoeba

www.lemonde.fr/en/les-decodeurs/article/2024/07…

  • Ind. center (6)
  • LR conservatives (45)
  • Regionalists (4)
  • No result yet (3)
  • NFP left-wing alliance (181)
  • Macron’s coalition (166)
  • Ind. right (15)
  • RN and allies (143
  • Ind. left (13)
  • Misc. (1)

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Flying Squid

Hey, it's just like an American city! All the right-wingers moved to the suburbs but probably still bitch about how unsafe Paris is.

WhatAmLemmy

The color choices are infuriating. How has nobody noticed that multiple sets of colors look near-identical, to the point you're not even sure they're a different color (they are)?

bamboo

Clearly there are just 4 colors on the map, maybe you're color blind.

<Checks legend> Maybe I'm color blind too?

For real tho, these are the worst color choices the website could have picked. My only assumption is that these are the party colors, made back in the day when only 1 color existed.

azertyfun

It makes some sense contextually.

Purple and light purple are "NFP (left)" and "not NFP (left)". Socialists are traditionally red.

The two blues are "LR (right)" and "not LR (right)". Liberals are traditionally blue.

Yellow are center-right neolibs.

The independent left/right seats don't matter much because they will vote predictably with their political side on most issues, so since this will be a coalition Parliament there is not much point in outlining individual party affiliation (anyways the NFP is already a coalition of several parties).

twistypencil

Enable color blind mode, it's way easier to read

Justin

I see dark magenta, pink, orange, and blue. Looks pretty distinct to me, though I saw some sites had a option to change the color to avoid issues for colorblind people.

hamFoilHat

Look at the key, there are two different blues and two different oranges.

Avid Amoeba [OP] , edited

It's hard to believe that the left managed to wipe Macron's ass. I hoped they would but I was skeptical.

NegativeLookBehind

Do you mean they kicked his ass?

NoSpotOfGround

Damn right, they kicked the floor with him.

FuglyDuck

I’m trying to figure out, as an American…. This means the left has control/will control parliament right? (I assume it’s going to come down to building a larger Coalition rather than outright control,)

Either way it makes me somewhat hopeful.

CanadaPlus , edited

As an American, maybe you know, but I should explain just in case: This is called a minority government, and it's standard in many democracies around the world. Multiple parties will have to work together, and form a majority that can build a government. Or fail, triggering another election.

In this case, NFP will be looking around for people - independents and parties that are a part of Macron's coalition - who would support them in exchange for goodies, like specific policies or being put in cabinet.

Meron35

The concept of different parties working together confuses the modern American

CanadaPlus

Yeah, and more than once I've had someone think "minority government" must just refer to a dictatorship. To be completely fair it is unintuitive that a minority government always holds a majority. So, I just cleared it up right off the bat.

Two party does indeed suck. We have a somewhat less aggressive version in Canada. IMO the whole world should move towards the Norwegian system, with simple proportional rep and fixed terms to stave off snap elections.

Gsus4 , edited

I like the French system. Each constituency is represented by one person who got a majority. In the UK you also get your own representative, but they could win with 20% of the vote if everyone else has less (First Past The Post)...so in the french system you have two rounds to make sure that a majority of people don't end up represented by someone they despise.

Proportional representation usually does not give you a representative, you have very little idea who your vote is electing after the first and second candidates...which is annoying when you look down the list and see these interloper nobodies who end up being someone's cousin that nobody's ever heard of and has never been seen in public.

ShittyBeatlesFCPres

It probably means the prime minister will be a more moderate figure from the left that can work with centrists. They’ll horsetrade with the centrists over cabinet positions and policy priorities. You could imagine a deal where Macronists get foreign affairs posts (like Minister for Armed Forces and Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs) and the left gets domestic ones (like Minister of Labor, Minister for Health, etc.)

In reality, that’s way simpler than it likely will be. Realistically, given France’s history, it probably means some gridlock and grandstanding. Every Prime Minister wants to be president next so there’s probably going to be some positioning for the next presidential election (in 2027) involved. Maybe they’ll get along for a year and then have new elections.

nialv7 , edited

No, they worked together to kick RN's ass

twistypencil

Enable colorblind mode, it's way easier to read, even if you aren't

zaphod

But it turns the NFP and independent left into the same colour, same for the independent center and macronist center. Or maybe I'm colorblindblind.

CanadaPlus , edited

What I really need is a breakdown of seats *within* Ensemble. That's where Melenchon (edit: or the Socialists?) would be looking for partners.

Assuming that's allowed, anyway. The parties within parties within parties thing is confusing.