1971 Monegasque municipal elections

The 1971 Monegasque municipal elections were held on 7 February to elect the 15 members of the Communal Council of Monaco.[1]

Electoral systemEdit

The 15 councillors were elected for a four-year period in a single multi-member constituency using plurality-at-large voting with a two-round system. A majority of the votes was required to be elected. The second round would have been held one week after the first round. The Mayor of Monaco was elected by the councillors after the election. Candidates were required to be at least 21 years old and to have the Monegasque nationality for at least 5 years.[2]


1971 Communal Council of Monaco election results
Party Votes % Seats
Municipal Action List 21,428 93.5 15
Independents 1,491 6.5 0
Total 22,919 100 15
Valid ballots 2,246 93.4
Blank ballots 36 1.5
Invalid ballots 122 5.1
Total 2,404 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,363 71.5
Source: Journal de Monaco, 12/02/1971, p.120

Following the election, Jean-Louis Médecin was elected mayor.