The French National Elections

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The French National Elections

The Senatorial Elections in January

The many important developments in French politics since last January have invalidated to a certain extent the significance of the Senatorial elections which took place on January 6 but they form a useful starting point for a study of the prospects of the French national elections which will take place on May 11. The Senatorial elections were for the renewal or one third of the Senate, numbering 116 seats. Most of the candidates stood for reelection. M. Poincare was returned with an overwhelming majority from his constituency. The following table shows the composition of the Senate before and after the elections.

Republican Union99(minus 2)
Republican Left32(plus 1)
Right10(minus 1)
Socialists2(plus 2)

The practically unchanged character of the Senate was a great victory ...

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