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The anticipated legislative elections of June 30 and July 7 will designate the 577 deputies of the National Assembly. So many elections in constituencies with unchanged contours for 4 elections. The final redistricting, which came about in 2010, was primarily based “on demographic criteria” ; in line with the precept of equality earlier than the vote, every deputy needs to be elected in a territory with an equal share of the inhabitants.

According to the newest information printed Wednesday June 26 by INSEE, every of the 539 districts of mainland France brings collectively a median of 120,000 inhabitants. The overwhelming majority (85%) are round this vary, plus or minus 20%. But we see appreciable variations between constituencies, specifically these abroad or French folks dwelling overseas.

A niche between the inhabitants and people registered

More than the whole inhabitants, it’s the variety of folks registered on the electoral lists that issues throughout elections. Depending on the demographic traits of every constituency, such because the proportion of minors and foreigners, the variety of registered voters deviates roughly from that of the whole inhabitants.

It can thus be as much as greater than 50 instances greater from one constituency to a different: in the course of the European elections on June 9, there have been a document variety of 264,560 voters registered within the first constituency of French folks dwelling overseas, and in Conversely, solely 5,065 registered voters in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. In mainland France, the variations fluctuate from easy to triple; 46,562 registered within the 2e constituency of the Territoire de Belfort, in opposition to 136,977 within the 3e constituency of Vendée.

Potential voters signify lower than half of the inhabitants in 13 constituencies, the place there are lots of younger folks and immigrants: that is the case in Mayotte and Guyana, but in addition within the Paris area (in 5 constituencies of Seine-Saint- Denis, one from Val-de-Marne, one from Essonne, one from Val-d'Oise), and in Strasbourg. Conversely, in lots of constituencies on the oceanic and Mediterranean coast but in addition abroad, these registered signify greater than 80% of the inhabitants.

The threshold of 12.5%, robust disparities relying on the variety of voters

As a results of these disparities, the variety of voters that every candidate should persuade varies significantly. To stay within the second spherical of the legislative elections, within the occasion of a triangular election, candidates should accumulate the votes of not less than 12.5% ​​of registered voters of their constituency, whatever the degree of participation within the election. For all the explanations cited above, this minimal variety of voters varies from 1 to 52: 18,023 votes are wanted to stay within the second spherical within the 3e constituency of Vendée, however solely 634 in Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, and 33,070 for French folks in North America.

Constituencies with very numerous faces

If the electoral division leads to very disparate constituencies when it comes to floor space, inhabitants and variety of voters, that is additionally the case for revenue, the unemployment price or the age pyramid. On the event of the earlier legislative elections, in May 2022, INSEE printed its “Portraits of legislative constituencies”, bringing collectively quite a few indicators. To additional discover the traits of every constituency, here’s a map with six of those indicators.

A primary model of this text was printed in May 2022. It was up to date with INSEE information printed on June 26, 2024.

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