2020 French municipal elections

The 2020 French municipal elections were held from 15 March to 28 June to renew the municipal councils of the approximately 35,000 French communes. The first round took place on 15 March and the second round was postponed to 28 June[1] due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

2020 French municipal elections

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Electoral systemEdit

Municipal elections in France result in the renewal of the members of municipal councils in every commune, and are held every 6 years. With the exception of Paris, Lyon, and Marseille, the electoral subdivision is the commune itself. In Paris, separate elections are held for each arrondissement, as is the case in Lyon, where elections are also held by arrondissement; in Marseille, elections are held within sectors containing two arrondissements each.[3]

Election is open to European citizens living in the country, but since 2020, 800 English/British people have lost their electoral capacities due to Brexit.[4]

The number of municipal councillors within each commune is dependent upon its population, from a minimum of 7 for communes with a population less than 100 to 69 for those with a population of 300,000 or more (with the exception of the three largest cities). The electoral system within each commune is also dependent on its population.[3]

In communes with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants, two-round majority-at-large voting with panachage is used, with candidates elected in the first round should they receive an absolute majority of votes cast and at least a quarter of the number of individuals registered on the electoral rolls. The remaining seats are filled in the second round, in which only a plurality of votes is required to be elected. The requirement for gender parity is also void in these smaller communes.[5]

In communes with 1,000 or more inhabitants, electoral lists contest a two-round proportional representation system with a majority bonus. Should a list receive an absolute majority of votes cast in the first round, it will receive half of all seats and the rest of the seats will be distributed proportionally among electoral lists with at least 5% of votes using the D'Hondt method. If a second round is necessitated, only lists which received at least 10% of valid votes in the first round proceed, and may merge with other lists which received at least 5% of votes cast in the first round. Seats are then allocated using the same method as the first round, guaranteeing a majority for the list with a relative majority of votes.[6]

In the three largest cities, the election of municipal councils and arrondissement councils takes place simultaneously, and follow the same electoral method as that for communes with 1,000 or more inhabitants within each electoral division (whether arrondissement or sector). Mayors are elected in a two-round secret ballot requiring an absolute majority, and otherwise with a plurality of votes from municipal councillors if a third round is required.[3]

The election of councillors to intercommunal structures also takes place concurrently with the municipal elections; in communes with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants, they are chosen "in the order of the table" (mayors, deputy mayors, and councillors), while in larger communes, they are elected simultaneously.[5][6]

The number of municipal councillors elected in each commune is determined as a function of its population, ranging from 7 to 69 in all communes except for the three largest cities.[7]

Population <100 <500 <1,500 <2,500 <3,500 <5,000 <10,000 <20,000 <30,000 <40,000 <50,000
Municipal councillors 7 11 15 19 23 27 29 33 35 39 43
Population <60,000 <80,000 <100,000 <150,000 <200,000 <250,000 <300,000 >300,000 Lyon Marseille Paris
Municipal councillors 45 49 53 55 59 61 65 69 73 101 163

Opinion pollsEdit

National

The Harris Interactive poll was based on communes with a population of at least 10,000.

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Abs. LO NPA PCF FI G.s PS EELV DVG LREM MoDem UDI LR DVD DLF RN LP DIV
Odoxa[8] 22–23 January 2020 1,002 25% 7% 11% 13.5% 18% 13.5% 14% 19%
Harris Interactive 22 May–7 Jun 2018 1,674 2% 9% 2% 19% 27% 5% 18% 5% 13% <0.5%
2014 election 23 Mar 2014 36.45% 0.60% 3.13% 18.01% 1.16% 15.88% 0.97% 2.33% 18.51% 24.57% (DVD) 4.76% 10.09%

By communeEdit

BordeauxEdit

The April 2018 and May 2019 Ifop polls were commissioned by Esprit Bordeaux, an association founded by supporters of Alain Juppé, later backing Nicolas Florian.

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Prud'homme
LFI
Darchy
LFI
Rouveyre
PS
Hurmic
EELV
Feltesse
DVG
Cazenave
LREM
Fabre
LREM
Florian
LR
Juppé
DVD
Jay
RN
Colombier
RN
Others
Ifop 9–13 May 2019 600 13% 7% 14% 8% 8% 45% 5% <0.5%
Ifop 20–28 Apr 2018 800 10% 10% 9% 9% 9% 51% 2%
10% 11% 9% 9% 56% (Juppé) 5%
2014 election 23 Mar 2014 4.59% 22.58% (Feltesse) 60.94% 6.06% 5.81%

LilleEdit

First roundEdit

The March 2019 OpinionWay poll was sponsored by The Republicans, while La République En Marche! commissioned the BVA poll conducted in October 2018, which did not specify a specific LR candidate.

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
EXG Bocquet
PCF
Quatennens
LFI
Aubry
PS
Baly
EELV
Spillebout
LREM
Petit
LREM
Darmanin
LREM
Castelain
DVD
Daubresse
LR
Cattelin-DenuRN Others
OpinionWay Mar 2019 836 14% 22% 5% 11% 18%
BVA 15–20 Oct 2018 699 <0.5% 3% 10% 15% 16% 17% 7% 14% 17%
2014 election 23 Mar 2014 6.12% 6.16% 34.85% 11.08% 22.73% 17.15% 1.87%
Second roundEdit
Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Quatennens
LFI
Aubry
PS
Darmanin
LREM
Daubresse
LR
Cattelin-Denu
RN
BVA 15–20 Oct 2018 699 41% 37% 22%
14% 26% 38% 22%
2014 election 30 Mar 2014 52.05% 29.71% 18.22%

LyonEdit

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Perrin-Gilbert
LFI
Doucet
EELV
Runel
PS
Collomb
LREM
Képénékian
LREM
Kimelfeld
LREM
Blanc
LR
Marion
RN
Ifop-Fiducial 28 Sep–3 Oct 2018 802 14% 16% 10% 31% 18% 11%
14% 17% 11% 28% 19% 11%
15% 17% 11% 27% 19% 11%
2014 election 23 Mar 2014 7.56% 8.90% 35.76% (Collomb) 30.49% 12.19%

MarseilleEdit

The February 2019 Ifop poll was commissioned by Génération engagement, the financing association of Bruno Gilles, the PollingVox polls by l'Association des Amis de Martine Vassal (with Bruno Gilles as a miscellaneous right candidate in June 2019), and the February 2018 Ifop poll by Cap sur l'avenir 13, the micro-party of Renaud Muselier.

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Coppola
PCF
Camard
LFI
Mélenchon
LFI
Payan
PS
Ghali
PS
Ahamada
LREM
Castaner
LREM
Muselier
LR
Boyer
LR
Vassal
LR
Gilles
DVD
Ravier
RN
Others
PollingVox 11–15 Jun 2019 1,003 4% 14% 13% 9% 29% 10% 21%
5% 14% 16% 39% (Vassal) 26%
Ifop 20–23 Feb 2019 803 4% 12% 19% 15% 27% 21% 2%
Elabe 6–12 Sep 2018 1,001 3.5% 19% 16% 17.5% 27.5% 16.5%
3.5% 19% 14.5% 14% 34% 15%
PollingVox 14–18 Jun 2018 1,004 3% 21% 14% 17% 25% 20%
Ifop 2–5 Feb 2018 700 2% 21% 14% 20% 26% 17%
2% 21% 13% 22% 24% 18%
2% 22% 13% 20% 24% 19%
4% 22% 10% 44% (Muselier) 20%
2014 election 23 Mar 2014 7.10% (Coppola) 20.77% (Mennucci) 37.64% (Gaudin) 23.16% 11.33%

Marseille's 5th sectorEdit

The May 2019 BVA poll was commissioned by Les amis de Lionel Royer-Perreaut, the micro-party of its namesake.

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Cavagnera
LFI
Pigamo
PS
Agresti
LREM
Royer-Perreaut
LR
Bez
RN
Others
BVA 13–22 May 2019 741 9% 18% 11% 41% 21%
2014 election 23 Mar 2014 6.07% 15.28% 45.77% 25.55% 7.31%

MontpellierEdit

The March 2018 Ifop poll was commissioned by Mohed Altrad.

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
EXG Ressiguier
LFI
Doulain
LFI
Ollier
ECO
Delafosse
PS
Saurel
DVG
Vignal LREM Altrad
DIV
Gaillard
DIV
Larue
LR
Francis
UDI
Jamet
RN
Rokvam
RN
Others
Harris Interactive 7–11 Jan 2020 616 <0.5% - 10% 19% 10% 18% 7% 10% 5% 6% - - 10% 5%
Ifop 27–31 Mar 2018 662 2% 17% - - 12% 32% (Saurel) 15% - 8% 3% 11% - <0.5%
2% 16% - - 12% 29% 20% (Altrad) - 6% 4% 11% - <0.5%
2014 election 23 Mar 2014 3.18% 7.56% - - 22.93% 25.27% - 22.71% 4.52% 13.80% -

MulhouseEdit

The September 2018 OpinionWay poll was paid for by the city of Mulhouse and the outgoing majority led by Michèle Lutz.

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Wostyn
LO
Minery
EELV
Schweitzer
PS
Million
LREM
Lutz
LR
Ritz
RN
OpinionWay 24 Sep–1 Oct 2018 1,003 4% 17% 12% 10% 44% 13%
5% 18% 12% 50% (Lutz–Rottner) 15%
2014 election 23 Mar 2014 1.53% 3.05% 31.39% 42.16% 21.85%

NancyEdit

The June 2019 Ifop poll was conducted on behalf of the Socialist Party (PS).

First roundEdit
Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Nimsgern
LO
Jouira
LFI
Klein
PS
Maguin
EELV
Hénart
MR
Morano
LR
Hervé
DVD
Eury
RN
Others
Ifop 13–15 Jun 2019 603 0.5% 8% 25% 20% 28% 8% 2% 8% 0.5%
<0.5% 8% 24% 20% 36% (Hénart) 3% 9% <0.5%
0.5% 8% 41% (Klein) 37% 3% 10% 0.5%
Second roundEdit
Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Klein
PS
Hénart
MR
Ifop 13–15 Jun 2019 603 53% 47%

NanterreEdit

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Eisenberg
NPA
Morain
FI
Jarry
PCF
Coulondre
LREM
Bedin
LR
Others
Harris Interactive 18–23 Jan 2019 615 3% 7% 54% 12% 24%
2014 election 23 Mar 2014 2.77% 53.84% 39.65% 3.73%

NantesEdit

The June 2019 Ifop poll was conducted on behalf of the Socialist Party (PS).

First roundEdit
Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Croupy
LFI
Rolland
PS
Laernoes
EELV
Errante
LREM
Garnier
LR
Bouchet
RN
Others
Ifop 14–17 Jun 2019 703 6% 33% 23% 14% 15% 8% 1%
8% 51% (Rolland) 15% 17% 8% 1%
Second roundEdit
Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Rolland
PS
Errante
LREM
Ifop 14–17 Jun 2019 703 68% 32%

NiceEdit

First roundEdit

The Ifop poll conducted in December 2017 tested a "miscellaneous right and centre of the municipal majority" list led by Christian Estrosi in the event that Éric Ciotti headed a list representing The Republicans (LR) as well as considering Robert Injey as heading a list for La France Insoumise, and was commissioned by Les Amis de Christian Estrosi.

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Abs. Injey
PCF
Damiano
LFI
Allemand
PSEELV
Roussel
LREM
Estrosi
LR
Ciotti
LR
Kandel
CNIP
Vardon
RN
Arnautu
RN
Others
Ifop 3–5 Apr 2019 602 2% 6% 17% 6% 51% 17% 1%
2% 4% 15% 5% 35% 27% 12% <0.5%
2% 4% 16% 37% 29% 11% 1%
2% 8% 18% 13% 44% 14% 1%
2% 6% 15% 6% 47% 6% 17% 1%
Elabe 18–23 Mar 2019 709 39% 2.5% 4.5% 15% 7% 28% 27% 16%
2% 4.5% 15.5% 6% 26.5% 27.5% 3.5% 14.5%
2% 4.5% 16.5% 32% 29% 16%
2% 4.5% 16% 31% 27% 3% 16.5%
Ifop 4–6 Dec 2017 604 8% 10% 15% 47% 17% 3%
8% 10% 12% 37% 20% 12% 1%
9% 11% 40% 26% 12% 2%
2014 election 23 Mar 2014 45.82% 5.38% (Injey) 15.25% 44.98% 10.12% 4.43% 15.59% 4.22%
Second roundEdit
Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Abs. Allemand
PS
Estrosi
LR
Ciotti
LR
Kandel
CNIP
Vardon
RN
Ifop 3–5 Apr 2019 602 19% 39% 30% 12%
24% 57% 19%
2014 election 30 Mar 2014 46.60% 17.84% 48.61% 12.42% 21.10%

NîmesEdit

First roundEdit
Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Voinchet
LFI
Bouger
PCF
Cadène
PS
Bouad
PS
Tebib
LREM
Lachaud
LC
Fournier
LR
Gillet
RN
Others
OpinionWay 28 Mar–1 Apr 2019 502 10% 11% 10% 8% 18% 24% 19%
12% 16% (Bouad) 26% (Lachaud) 27% 19%
2014 election 23 Mar 2014 12.04% 14.73% (Dumas) 37.18% 21.77% 14.27%
Second roundEdit
Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Bouget
PCF
Bouad
PS
Tebib
LREM
Lachaud
LC
Fournier
LR
Gillet
RN
OpinionWay 28 Mar–1 Apr 2019 502 28% 12% 39% 21%
34% 38% 28%
2014 election 30 Mar 2014 14.83% 13.94% 46.80% 24.41%

ParisEdit

The March 2019 Ifop poll did not name a specific EELV candidate. The January 2019 Viavoice poll was conducted for La République En Marche!, and did not test any potential candidates other than Benjamin Griveaux. The September 2018 Ifop poll scenario including Cédric Villani was commissioned by CFHJ, owned by a friend of Villani, and the June 2019 Ifop poll was also conducted on behalf of Villani.

First roundEdit
Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Abs. EXG Simonnet|
LFI
Gantzer
PP
Hidalgo
PS
Belliard
EELV
Bayou
EELV
Griveaux
LREM
Villani
DVC
Mahjoubi
LREM
Renson
LREM
Dati
LR
Berthout
LR
Bournazel
Agir
Federbusch
Aimer Paris
Saint-Just
RN
Marcel Campion
DIV
Others
Ifop 20–27 Jun 2019 951 1% 5% 2% 24% 14% 27% 16% 5% 5% <0.5% 1%
1% 6% 1.5% 23% 15% 26% 15% 6% 5% 0.5% 1%
BVA Archived 2019-06-21 at the Wayback Machine 6–11 Jun 2019 1,294 1.5% 5% 3% 21% 13% 25% 15% 5% 5% 1% 5.5%
1.5% 5% 3% 21% 13% 25% 15% 5% 5% 1% 5.5%
1.5% 5% 3% 21% 13% 22% 16% 6% 5% 1% 6.5%
Elabe 28–31 Mar 2019 999 51% 1% 8.5% 4% 22% 9.5% 21% 19.5% 5% 4.5% 0.5% 4.5%
1.5% 9% 4.5% 21.5% 10% 23% 15% 4% 4.5% 1.5% 5.5%
2.5% 6.5% 4.5% 22% 7.5% 20% 21% 4.5% 4.5% 1.5% 5.5%
1.5% 8.5% 3.5% 25% 8.5% 21% 14.5% 4.5% 5% 1.5% 6.5%
1% 8.5% 4.5% 21% 10.5% 14% 23% 5% 5% 1.5% 6%
1% 8% 6.5% 22% 10% 17.5% 16.5% 5.5% 4.5% 1.5% 7%
Ifop-Fiducial 14–21 Mar 2019 956 1% 8% 3% 24% 10% 22% 16% 7% 6% 1% 2%
1% 8% 4.5% 25% 10% 23% 14% 4.5% 7% 1% 2%
1% 8% 5% 24% 10% 20% 15% 6% 6.5% 1% 3.5%
1% 8% 5% 23% 11% 20% 15% 7% 6% 1% 3%
Viavoice 7–25 Jan 2019 2,037 3% 8% 24% 13% 28% 17% 4% 3%
Ifop 12–14 Sep 2018 944 1% 7% 4% 23% 9% 23% 21% 6% 2% 4%
2% 7% 5% 24% 8% 20% 23% 6% 1% 4%
2% 7% 5% 25% 11% 17% 22% 6% 1% 4%
Ifop 1% 8% 4% 23% 9% 23% 21% 6% 1% 4%
Ifop-Fiducial 19–22 Mar 2018 973 1% 11% 29% (Hidalgo) 32% 21% 6%
2% 12% 41% (Hidalgo) 38% 7%
2% 12% 39% (Hidalgo) 40% (Berthout) 7%
2014 election 23 Mar 2014 43.73% 1.10% 4.94% 34.40% 8.86% 35.91% 6.26% 8.79%
Second roundEdit
Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Hidalgo
PS
Griveaux
LREM
Villani
DVC
Dati
LR
Ifop 20–27 Jun 2019 951 51% 49%
49% 51%
2014 election 30 Mar 2014 53.33% 44.06%

PerpignanEdit

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
EXG Assens
FI
Fiter
PCF
Neuville
PS
Langevine
EELV
Ripoull
DIV
Grau
LREM
Pujol
LR
Amiel
LR
Aliot
RN
Others
Ifop 15–20 Mar 2019 703 1% 5% 5% 12% 5% 9% 16% 16% 29% 2%
2% 6% 4% 11% 9% 9% 17% 13% 27% 2%
1% 5% 3% 13% 8% 11% 27% (Pujol) 29% 3%
2014 election 23 Mar 2014 3.26% 11.87% (Cresta) 5.66% 9.62% 30.67% 34.18% 4.72%

ToulonEdit

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Abs. Defrance
LO
de Ubeda
PCF
Léandri
LFI
Driquez
PS
Rebec
EELV
Lesage
AEI
Muschotti
LREM
Maginot
AC
Falco
LR
Perrot
DLF
Navaranne
RN
Michel
EXD
Elabe 18–23 Mar 2019 706 37% 1% 2% 3.5% 4% 5.5% 2% 4.5% 0.5% 57% 2.5% 15% 2.5%
2014 election 23 Mar 2014 47.78% 0.81% 4.01% (de Ubeda) 10.11% (Alfonsi) 3.05% 59.26% 20.47% 2.26%

ToulouseEdit

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Abs. EXG Bompard
LFI
Sellin
LFI
Raynal
PS
Pellefigue
UNE
Maurice
EELV
Nogal
LREM
Portarrieu
LREM
Moudenc
LR
Lamotte
RN
Others
BVA[permanent dead link] 6–9 May 2019 671 41% 2% 10% 12% 5% 16% 8% 36% 8% 3%
2% 11% 13% 5% 16% 40% (Moudenc) 9% 4%
Ifop 12–17 Apr 2019 608 1% 11% 15% 6% 14% 9% 36% 7% 1%
2014 election 23 Mar 2014 47.78% 2.30% 5.10% 32.26% 6.98% 38.19% 8.15% 7.00%

2019 European elections in communes with at least 100,000 inhabitantsEdit

Commune Mayor RN LREMMoDem EELV LRLC FI PSPPND DLFCNIP G.s UDI PCF PA GEMEIMdP UPR LO LP AJ Others T/o
# % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Aix-en-Provence LR 7,644 17.64 12,605 29.10 7,311 16.88 4,396 10.15 2,420 5.59 2,505 5.78 899 2.08 1,080 2.49 893 2.06 769 1.78 669 1.54 754 1.74 523 1.21 137 0.32 154 0.36 156 0.36 407 0.94 49.78
Amiens UDI 6,647 20.48 8,296 25.56 4,116 12.68 1,799 5.54 3,410 10.51 1,676 5.16 829 2.55 1,229 3.79 848 2.61 878 2.71 852 2.63 651 2.01 341 1.05 230 0.71 187 0.58 118 0.36 346 1.07 46.92
Angers DVD 5,217 11.95 12,299 28.16 8,243 18.88 4,293 9.83 2,176 4.98 3,565 8.16 879 2.01 1,961 4.49 1,117 2.56 815 1.87 765 1.75 912 2.09 439 1.01 318 0.73 68 0.16 161 0.37 441 1.01 50.29
Annecy UDI 5,663 14.13 11,670 29.11 7,719 19.25 3,969 9.90 1,677 4.18 2,592 6.47 1,083 2.70 1,066 2.66 999 2.49 540 1.35 672 1.68 920 2.29 443 1.10 196 0.49 178 0.44 149 0.37 555 1.38 51.22
Argenteuil LR 3,393 18.34 3,822 20.66 2,192 11.85 949 5.13 2,254 12.18 1,087 5.88 494 2.67 1,159 6.27 425 2.30 727 3.93 426 2.30 419 2.26 354 1.91 222 1.20 141 0.76 94 0.51 341 1.84 36.19
Besançon REM 4,551 14.39 7,594 24.02 5,892 18.63 2,600 8.22 2,565 8.11 2,433 7.69 663 2.10 1,288 4.07 600 1.90 907 2.87 622 1.97 722 2.28 350 1.11 236 0.75 169 0.53 120 0.38 308 0.97 48.65
Bordeaux LR 7,167 9.40 22,476 29.47 16,434 21.55 6,879 9.02 4,725 6.20 6,481 8.50 1,017 1.33 3,214 4.21 1,363 1.79 1,617 2.12 1,064 1.40 1,501 1.97 832 1.09 335 0.44 236 0.31 209 0.27 714 0.94 51.90
Boulogne-Billancourt LR 3,094 7.54 16,760 40.86 5,485 13.37 6,622 16.14 1,134 2.76 2,039 4.97 592 1.44 925 2.26 1,060 2.58 407 0.99 702 1.71 665 1.62 412 1.00 82 0.20 53 0.13 88 0.21 899 2.19 58.90
Brest PS 5,931 14.83 9,297 23.24 7,370 18.43 2,534 6.34 2,927 7.32 3,591 8.98 728 1.82 2,507 6.27 767 1.92 926 2.32 621 1.55 669 1.67 468 1.17 283 0.71 102 0.26 102 0.26 1,173 2.93 49.36
Caen LR 3,808 12.56 8,128 26.80 5,708 18.82 2,458 8.10 1,985 6.54 2,587 8.53 594 1.96 1,509 4.98 647 2.13 636 2.10 570 1.88 604 1.99 312 1.03 216 0.71 151 0.50 118 0.39 299 0.99 55.39
Clermont-Ferrand PS 4,850 14.43 7,761 23.09 5,245 15.61 2,722 8.10 2,634 7.84 2,915 8.67 550 1.64 1,735 5.16 1,238 3.68 1,197 3.56 740 2.20 468 1.39 385 1.15 255 0.76 160 0.48 167 0.50 583 1.73 48.49
Dijon PS 6,575 15.43 10,893 25.56 7,127 16.72 3,866 9.07 2,756 6.47 3,209 7.53 1,103 2.59 1,593 3.74 959 2.25 840 1.97 1,135 2.66 966 2.27 505 1.18 291 0.68 213 0.50 150 0.35 436 1.02 52.96
Grenoble EELV 4,809 11.71 9,836 23.96 9,181 22.36 2,581 6.29 3,224 7.85 3,851 9.38 600 1.46 2,193 5.34 710 1.73 1,120 2.73 612 1.49 753 1.83 425 1.04 276 0.67 151 0.37 92 0.22 646 1.57 50.00
Le Havre LR 10,063 22.55 9,592 21.50 5,810 13.02 2,319 5.20 4,094 9.18 2,510 5.63 1,153 2.58 1,144 2.56 928 2.08 2,598 5.82 1,043 2.34 623 1.40 530 1.19 301 0.67 322 0.72 224 0.50 1,366 3.06 44.78
Le Mans PS 7,330 16.93 10,076 23.27 6,892 15.92 3,529 8.15 3,099 7.16 3,843 8.87 1,193 2.75 1,574 3.63 936 2.16 1,104 2.55 713 1.65 662 1.53 336 0.78 494 1.14 132 0.30 235 0.54 1,156 2.67 50.81
Lille PS 7,599 13.85 12,119 22.08 11,917 21.71 2,732 4.98 5,637 10.27 4,562 8.31 788 1.44 2,768 5.04 950 1.73 1,479 2.69 1,147 2.09 1,057 1.93 639 1.16 406 0.74 245 0.45 168 0.31 671 1.22 45.82
Limoges LR 6,586 17.53 8,548 22.75 4,816 12.82 3,537 9.41 2,839 7.56 3,701 9.85 868 2.31 1,801 4.79 698 1.86 1,276 3.40 936 2.49 632 1.68 372 0.99 328 0.87 158 0.42 211 0.56 270 0.72 52.36
Lyon REM 15,551 10.25 43,632 28.76 31,865 21.00 15,739 10.37 8,904 5.87 11,304 7.45 2,330 1.54 5,852 3.86 3,520 2.32 3,178 2.09 2,225 1.47 3,006 1.98 1,517 1.00 726 0.48 398 0.26 312 0.21 1,668 1.10 57.32
Marseille LR 55,974 26.31 43,803 20.59 29,120 13.69 17,583 8.26 17,521 8.23 10,993 5.17 5,161 2.43 6,452 3.03 3,041 1.43 7,285 3.42 3,141 1.48 3,644 1.71 2,819 1.32 1,005 0.47 1,314 0.62 1,008 0.47 2,920 1.37 43.79
Metz PS 5,983 20.08 7,376 24.75 4,504 15.12 2,364 7.93 1,470 4.93 2,227 7.47 922 3.09 1,074 3.60 656 2.20 647 2.17 727 2.44 482 1.62 345 1.16 234 0.79 171 0.57 115 0.39 501 1.68 44.06
Montpellier DVG 10,421 15.33 15,479 22.77 13,282 19.53 4,229 6.22 6,716 9.88 5,650 8.31 1,083 1.59 2,964 4.36 929 1.37 1,734 2.55 1,121 1.65 1,705 2.51 984 1.45 355 0.52 273 0.40 315 0.46 752 1.11 46.30
Montreuil PCF 2,383 8.97 4,291 16.16 6,454 24.31 754 2.84 3,384 12.74 2,229 8.39 386 1.45 1,890 7.12 361 1.36 2,293 8.64 481 1.81 530 2.00 347 1.31 261 0.98 60 0.23 88 0.33 361 1.36 47.30
Mulhouse LR 4,205 21.77 4,330 22.41 2,649 13.71 1,259 6.52 1,419 7.35 1,164 6.03 543 2.81 513 2.66 421 2.18 314 1.63 473 2.45 400 2.07 357 1.85 130 0.67 158 0.82 93 0.48 891 4.61 41.71
Nancy MR 3,017 11.85 7,196 28.27 4,552 17.88 2,279 8.95 1,462 5.74 2,320 9.11 580 2.28 1,046 4.11 632 2.48 557 2.19 524 2.06 385 1.51 302 1.19 150 0.59 138 0.54 56 0.22 258 1.01 52.21
Nantes PS 8,267 8.44 25,787 26.34 23,838 24.35 8,456 8.64 5,984 6.11 9,222 9.42 1,504 1.54 4,656 4.76 1,942 1.98 1,997 2.04 1,193 1.22 2,107 2.15 923 0.94 599 0.61 162 0.17 210 0.21 1,058 1.08 53.38
Nice LR 28,014 28.18 21,699 21.83 11,803 11.87 11,628 11.70 4,694 4.72 4,539 4.57 3,021 3.04 1,958 1.97 1,649 1.66 2,197 2.21 2,736 2.75 1,640 1.65 1,336 1.34 279 0.28 577 0.58 390 0.39 1,257 1.26 47.78
Nîmes LR 9,455 24.43 8,374 21.64 5,072 13.11 3,845 9.94 2,745 7.09 2,382 6.16 911 2.35 1,072 2.77 601 1.55 1,571 4.06 683 1.76 604 1.56 511 1.32 182 0.47 237 0.61 182 0.47 270 0.70 45.42
Orléans DVD 4,116 13.82 7,925 26.61 4,859 16.32 3,090 10.38 1,482 4.98 2,215 7.44 708 2.38 1,106 3.71 1,184 3.98 679 2.28 606 2.03 565 1.90 323 1.08 176 0.59 130 0.44 99 0.33 519 1.74 48.63
Paris PS 53,829 7.23 244,918 32.92 148,377 19.94 75,722 10.18 39,515 5.31 60,814 8.17 9,427 1.27 32,275 4.34 12,909 1.73 23,655 3.18 9,503 1.28 11,770 1.58 7,647 1.03 2,903 0.39 1,514 0.20 1,088 0.15 8,191 1.10 57.88
Perpignan LR 8,816 30.07 5,778 19.71 3,145 10.73 2,244 7.66 2,113 7.21 1,648 5.62 781 2.66 898 3.06 450 1.54 805 2.75 664 2.27 587 2.00 385 1.31 212 0.72 271 0.92 160 0.55 357 1.22 46.40
Reims LR 10,424 24.42 10,021 23.47 5,293 12.40 3,704 8.68 2,587 6.06 2,463 5.77 1,032 2.42 1,471 3.45 1,100 2.58 840 1.97 1,302 3.05 709 1.66 516 1.21 435 1.02 240 0.56 203 0.48 353 0.83 44.68
Rennes PS 4,771 7.89 15,836 26.19 14,713 24.33 3,962 6.55 3,838 6.35 6,594 10.91 764 1.26 3,644 6.03 1,149 1.90 1,736 2.87 634 1.05 1,094 1.81 505 0.84 423 0.70 82 0.14 133 0.22 583 0.96 54.25
Rouen PS 3,736 13.45 7,106 25.57 5,093 18.33 2,030 7.31 2,163 7.78 2,353 8.47 513 1.85 1,235 4.44 628 2.26 818 2.94 552 1.99 553 1.99 305 1.10 167 0.60 134 0.48 81 0.29 318 1.14 51.09
Saint-Denis (Réunion) PS 8,455 27.12 4,287 13.75 2,789 8.95 1,496 4.80 4,510 14.47 4,160 13.34 702 2.25 884 2.84 675 2.17 529 1.70 501 1.61 607 1.95 857 2.75 308 0.99 311 1.00 10 0.03 92 0.30 32.60
Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis) PCF 1,918 13.10 2,330 15.92 2,143 14.64 453 3.09 2,288 15.63 1,029 7.03 240 1.64 1,011 6.91 251 1.71 1,420 9.70 215 1.47 263 1.80 379 2.59 240 1.64 85 0.58 77 0.53 297 2.03 33.90
Saint-Étienne LR 7,846 19.54 9,022 22.46 5,869 14.61 3,794 9.45 3,096 7.71 2,510 6.25 1,006 2.50 1,889 4.70 820 2.04 1,328 3.31 721 1.80 793 1.97 462 1.15 278 0.69 183 0.46 207 0.52 338 0.84 46.30
Saint-Paul LR 5,902 28.07 2,834 13.48 2,414 11.48 1,024 4.87 4,047 19.25 984 4.68 509 2.42 492 2.34 409 1.95 380 1.81 405 1.93 467 2.22 647 3.08 227 1.08 208 0.99 22 0.10 52 0.25 28.46
Strasbourg PS 8,802 12.80 19,077 27.75 14,220 20.69 5,017 7.30 4,743 6.90 5,294 7.70 1,169 1.70 2,749 4.00 1,414 2.06 1,048 1.52 1,257 1.83 1,385 2.01 838 1.22 352 0.51 276 0.40 200 0.29 902 1.31 49.94
Toulon LR 14,870 30.71 10,207 21.08 4,460 9.21 5,158 10.65 2,770 5.72 2,210 4.56 1,580 3.26 1,008 2.08 1,016 2.10 1,036 2.14 1,329 2.74 926 1.91 671 1.39 208 0.43 350 0.72 251 0.52 367 0.76 48.38
Toulouse LR 14,253 11.43 30,704 24.62 26,539 21.28 9,262 7.43 10,942 8.77 11,532 9.25 1,924 1.54 5,993 4.81 2,058 1.65 3,429 2.75 1,887 1.51 1,940 1.56 1,438 1.15 699 0.56 314 0.25 510 0.41 1,291 1.04 52.39
Tours MR 5,294 14.26 9,522 25.66 6,746 18.18 3,395 9.15 2,312 6.23 2,944 7.93 934 2.52 1,503 4.05 838 2.26 785 2.12 696 1.88 770 2.07 408 1.10 270 0.73 136 0.37 139 0.37 421 1.13 48.23
Villeurbanne PS 5,223 14.57 8,198 22.87 7,253 20.23 2,373 6.62 2,704 7.54 2,921 8.15 764 2.13 1,464 4.08 806 2.25 879 2.45 692 1.93 779 2.17 462 1.29 246 0.69 131 0.37 99 0.28 858 2.39 44.25

ResultsEdit

Both La République En Marche! and National Rally lost numerous seats and mayorships. La République En Marche! managed to retain mayorship of Le Havre by the Prime minister Edouard Philippe (he resigned national position on 3 July). National Rally by itself lost about half of its representatives.[9]Louis Aliot became the first National Rally Mayor in Perpignan with a city of more than 100,000 people (although Aliot ran as independent).[10]Les Republicains also suffered losses. Most of them were in large cities, where mayorships were lost to the Greens, although Les Republicains lost seats to the National Rally in small towns.

The Greens made significant gains in the election. They triumphed in Lyon, Marseille, Nancy, Strasbourg and Bordeaux. Anne Hidalgo and Martine Aubry retained their respective mayoralties of Paris and Lille. Including them, female candidates won in half of France's largest cities.[11] Only 40% of the electorate participated in the second round,[12] a significant drop from the prior local elections, likely due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marie Cau was elected the first transgender mayor in France, in Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes.[13]

National resultsEdit

List-based municipalities Majority ballots municipalities All municipalities
First round Second round First round Second round First round Second round
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
Expressed 15,789,730 95.36 6,175,538 97.08 4,058,899 97.06 483,307 94.94 19,848,629 95.70 6,658,845 96.92
Blank ballots 286,499 1.73 104,008 1.64 38,838 0.93 10,462 2.06 325,337 1.57 114,470 1.67
Null ballots 482,150 2.91 81,694 1.28 84,089 2.01 15,321 3.01 566,239 2.73 97,015 1.41
Voters 16,558,379 100 6,361,240 100 4,181,826 100 509,090 100 20,740,205 100 6,870,330 100
Abstentions 22,900,121 58.04 9,147,843 58.98 2,797,085 40.08 393,174 43.58 25,697,206 55.34 9,541,017 58.14
Registered voters 39,458,500 41.96 15,509,083 41.02 6,978,911 59.92 902,264 56.42 46,437,411 44.66 16,411,347 41.86
Results by political grouping (Only concerns municipalities with more than 1000 habitants)
List First round Second round Total seats Seat change
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
EXG Far-left 76,499 0.49 26 5,565 0.09 5 31   30
Far-left 76,499 0.49 26 5,565 0.09 5 31
PCF French Communist Party 166,703 1.07 1,072 56,273 0.91 354 1,426   230
LFI La France Insoumise 68,208 0.44 26 12,290 0.20 20 46 New
PS Socialist Party 287,180 1.84 1,810 120,317 1.95 759 2,569   9,709
PRG Radical Party of the Left 3,403 0.02 54 0 0.00 0 54 New
DVG Miscellaneous left 2,364,848 14.98 15,023 1,073,093 17.38 7,607 22,630   21,609
UG Union de la gauche 806,534 5.16 2,287 845,022 13.68 1,943 4,320   8,692
Left 3,696,876 23.51 20,272 2,106,995 34.12 10,683 31,045
EELV Europe Ecology – The Greens 373,959 2.37 183 127,049 2.06 332 515   182
ECO Ecologists 137,540 0.87 426 73,093 1.18 430 856 New
Left Ecologists 511,499 3.24 609 200,142 3.24 762 1,371
DIV Miscellaneous 1,121,434 7.10 8,986 480,324 7.78 4,393 13,379   21,322
SE Undesignated lists 4,089,704 25.90 115,394 396,396 6.42 7,820 123,214 New
REG Regionalists 79,390 0.50 246 42,612 0.69 273 519 New
GJ Gilets jaunes 3,258 0.02 2 87 0.00 0 2 New
Miscellaneous 5,293,786 33.52 124,628 919,419 14.89 12,486 137,114
LREM La République En Marche! 260,047 1.65 268 110,608 1.79 356 624 New
MDM Democratic Movement 20,050 0.13 65 7,373 0.12 38 103   894
UDI Union of Democrats and Independents 95,945 0.61 561 51,087 0.83 358 919   4,454
UC Union du centre 262,863 1.66 320 142,147 2.30 284 604   40
DVC Miscellaneous centre 1,327,168 8.41 8,291 661,943 10.72 4,561 12,852 New
Centre 1,966,073 12.46 9,505 973,158 15.76 5,597 15,102
LR The Republicans 725,454 4.59 3,534 330,615 5.35 1,639 5,173   5,978
LUD Union de la droite 355,326 2.25 547 327,482 5.30 820 1,367   9,968
DVD Miscellaneous right 2,764,243 17.51 22,332 1,147,627 18.58 8,225 30,557   45,705
DLF Debout la France 4,732 0.03 5 427 0.01 1 6 New
Right 3,849,755 24.38 26,418 1,806,151 29.24 10,685 37,103
RN National Rally 363,699 2.30 498 145,900 2.36 329 827   671
EXD Far-right 26,266 0.17 43 18,208 0.30 108 151   51
Far-right 389,965 2.47 541 164,108 2.66 437 978
Election postponed due to COVID-19 (Guiana only) 164 164

Communes with at least 70,000 inhabitantsEdit

Incumbent mayors marked with an asterisk (*) did not seek another term in 2020.

Commune Department Incumbent mayor Party Elected mayor Party
Aix-en-Provence Bouches-du-Rhône Maryse Joissains-Masini LR Maryse Joissains-Masini LR
Ajaccio Corse-du-Sud Laurent Marcangeli DVD Laurent Marcangeli DVD
Amiens Somme Brigitte Fouré UDI Brigitte Fouré UDI
Angers Maine-et-Loire Christophe Béchu DVD Christophe Béchu DVD
Annecy Haute-Savoie Jean-Luc Rigaut UDI François Astorg ECO
Antibes Alpes-Maritimes Jean Leonetti LR Jean Leonetti LR
Argenteuil Val-d'Oise Georges Mothron LR Georges Mothron LR
Asnières-sur-Seine Hauts-de-Seine Manuel Aeschlimann LR Manuel Aeschlimann LR
Aubervilliers Seine-Saint-Denis Meriem Derkaoui PCF Karine Franclet UDI
Aulnay-sous-Bois Seine-Saint-Denis Bruno Beschizza LR Bruno Beschizza LR
Avignon Vaucluse Cécile Helle PS Cécile Helle PS
Besançon Doubs Jean-Louis Fousseret LREM Anne Vignot EELV
Béziers Hérault Robert Ménard DVD Robert Ménard DVD
Bordeaux Gironde Nicolas Florian LR Pierre Hurmic EELV
Boulogne-Billancourt Hauts-de-Seine Pierre-Christophe Baguet LR Pierre-Christophe Baguet LR
Brest Finistère François Cuillandre PS François Cuillandre PS
Caen Calvados Joël Bruneau LR Joël Bruneau LR
Calais Pas-de-Calais Natacha Bouchart LR Natacha Bouchart LR
Cannes Alpes-Maritimes David Lisnard LR David Lisnard LR
Champigny-sur-Marne Val-de-Marne Christian Fautré PCF Laurent Jeanne SL
Cherbourg-en-Cotentin Manche Benoît Arrivé PS Benoît Arrivé PS
Clermont-Ferrand Puy-de-Dôme Olivier Bianchi PS Olivier Bianchi PS
Colombes Hauts-de-Seine Nicole Goueta LR Patrick Chaimovitch EELV
Courbevoie Hauts-de-Seine Jacques Kossowski LR Jacques Kossowski LR
Créteil Val-de-Marne Laurent Cathala PS Laurent Cathala PS
Dijon Côte-d'Or François Rebsamen PS François Rebsamen PS
Drancy Seine-Saint-Denis Aude Lagarde UDI Aude Lagarde UDI
Dunkerque Nord Patrice Vergriete DVG Patrice Vergriete DVG
Fort-de-France Martinique Didier Laguerre PPM Didier Laguerre PPM
Grenoble Isère Éric Piolle EELV Éric Piolle EELV
La Rochelle Charente-Maritime Jean-François Fountaine DVG Jean-François Fountaine DVG
Le Havre Seine-Maritime Jean-Baptiste Gastinne LR Édouard Philippe DVD
Le Mans Sarthe Stéphane Le Foll PS Stéphane Le Foll PS
Le Tampon Réunion André Thien Ah Koon DVD André Thien Ah Koon DVD
Lille Nord Martine Aubry PS Martine Aubry PS
Limoges Haute-Vienne Emile-Roger Lombertie LR Emile-Roger Lombertie LR
Lyon Lyon Metropolis Gérard Collomb* LREM Grégory Doucet EELV
Mamoudzou Mayotte Mohamed Majani LREM Ambdilwahedou Soumaila LR
Marseille Bouches-du-Rhône Jean-Claude Gaudin* LR Michèle Rubirola EELV
Mérignac Gironde Alain Anziani PS Alain Anziani PS
Metz Moselle Dominique Gros* PS François Grosdidier LR
Montpellier Hérault Philippe Saurel DVG Michaël Delafosse PS
Montreuil Seine-Saint-Denis Patrice Bessac PCF Patrice Bessac PCF
Mulhouse Haut-Rhin Michèle Lutz LR Michèle Lutz LR
Nancy Meurthe-et-Moselle Laurent Hénart MR Mathieu Klein PS
Nanterre Hauts-de-Seine Patrick Jarry DVG Patrick Jarry DVG
Nantes Loire-Atlantique Johanna Rolland PS Johanna Rolland PS
Nice Alpes-Maritimes Christian Estrosi LR Christian Estrosi LR
Nîmes Gard Jean-Paul Fournier LR Jean-Paul Fournier LR
Nouméa New Caledonia Sonia Lagarde LREM Sonia Lagarde LREM
Orléans Loiret Olivier Carré LREM Serge Grouard LR
Paris Paris Anne Hidalgo PS Anne Hidalgo PS
Pau Pyrénées-Atlantiques François Bayrou MoDem François Bayrou MoDem
Perpignan Pyrénées-Orientales Jean-Marc Pujol LR Louis Aliot RN
Poitiers Vienne Alain Claeys PS Léonore Moncond'huy EELV
Reims Marne Arnaud Robinet LR Arnaud Robinet LR
Rennes Ille-et-Vilaine Nathalie Appéré PS Nathalie Appéré PS
Roubaix Nord Guillaume Delbar DVD Guillaume Delbar DVD
Rouen Seine-Maritime Yvon Robert* PS Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol PS
Rueil-Malmaison Hauts-de-Seine Patrick Ollier LR Patrick Ollier LR
Saint-Denis Réunion Gilbert Annette PS Ericka Bareigts PS
Saint-Denis Seine-Saint-Denis Laurent Russier PCF Mathieu Hanotin PS
Saint-Étienne Loire Gaël Perdriau LR Gaël Perdriau LR
Saint-Maur-des-Fossés Seine-Saint-Denis Sylvain Berrios LR Sylvain Berrios LR
Saint-Nazaire Loire-Atlantique David Samzun PS David Samzun PS
Saint-Paul Réunion Joseph Sinimalé LR Huguette Bello PLR
Saint-Pierre Réunion Michel Fontaine LR Michel Fontaine LR
Strasbourg Bas-Rhin Roland Ries* DVG Jeanne Barseghian EELV
Toulon Var Hubert Falco LR Hubert Falco LR
Toulouse Haute-Garonne Jean-Luc Moudenc LR Jean-Luc Moudenc LR
Tourcoing Nord Jean-Marie Vuylsteker* LR Gérald Darmanin LREM
Tours Indre-et-Loire Christophe Bouchet MR Emmanuel Denis EELV
Versailles Yvelines François de Mazières DVD François de Mazières DVD
Villeurbanne Lyon Metropolis Jean-Paul Bret PS Cédric Van Styvendael PS
Vitry-sur-Seine Val-de-Marne Jean-Claude Kennedy PCF Pierre Bell-Lloch PCF

See alsoEdit

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