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1973 French cantonal elections

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Cantonale elections to renew canton general councillors were held in France on 23 and 30 September 1973.

Electoral system

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

Runoff results missing

Party/Alliance % (first round) Seats
PCF 22.7% 205
  PS 21.9% 423
Miscellaneous Right 18.6% 467
  UDR 12.7% 244
MR-Centrists 8.6% 183
Miscellaneous Left 6.4% 174
  RI 6.2% 153
MRG 2% 68
Far-Left 1% 9


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