France Regional Elections: June 13, 2021 (Second round: June 20, 2021)

A polling station during the 2017 elections in France. Photo credit: Flickr/Lorie Shaull (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Freedom House Rating

Government Type
Semi-Presidential Republic
68.1 million
Regional Elections
June 13, 2021 (Second round: June 20, 2021)
Presidential Election
April 2022 (due)
Legislative Elections
June 2022 (due)
Municipal Elections
2026 (due)
Municipal Elections
March 15 and June 28, 2020
Legislative Elections
June 11 and June 18, 2017
Presidential Election
April 23 and May 7, 2017
Regional Elections
December 6 and December 13, 2015

France holds regional elections on June 13, 2021, with a second round on June 20. These follow the 2020 municipal elections, and precede presidential and legislative elections due next year. Voters will elect members of France’s 17 regional councils.

These come ahead of next year’s presidential and legislative elections, where President Emmanuel Macron potentially faces a formidable challenge from the far-right.

Curated News and Analysis

Reuters (May 11, 2021): Le Pen candidate shown gaining control of Provence region in opinion poll

AFP (May 9, 2021): How France’s Macron is tacking right in bid for 2022 election triumph

The Economist (May 9, 2021): Four decades after François Mitterrand became president, France’s left is in trouble

Clea Caulcutt, Politico (May 4, 2021): French conservatives reeling after Macron’s kiss of death

Reuters (May 2, 2021): Macron’s party teams up with conservatives for regional elections in south

Tracy McNicoll, France24 (April 28, 2021): French twist: Spectacular surprises are the norm in France’s presidential elections

Clara Bauer-Babef and Mathieu Pollet, Euractiv (March 19, 2021): Left-wing alliance in northern France: a taster for the 2022 presidential election?

Norimitsu Onishi and Constant Méheut, New York Times (March 13, 2021): Can France’s far right rise to power? One mayor shows how

Henry Samuel, The Telegraph (March 11, 2021): Half of French voters eye Le Pen election victory as Macron loses support of Left

Victor Mallet, Financial Times (March 4, 2021): France embroiled in culture wars as election season nears

Marion Solletty, Politico (February 12, 2021): Who’s who: Macron’s top challengers for 2022

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg (February 3, 2021): Macron’s Old Rival Le Pen Staging a Comeback for French Election

Sylvie Corbet, AP (June 28, 2020): Paris mayor reelected, green wave in France local elections

Pauline Bock, Euronews (June 28, 2020): Explainer: How do France’s local elections work, who are the parties and where are the key battles? 

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Updated May 12, 2021

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