Nationalism and autonomism progress in the legislative elections of the French state

The coalition Régions et Peuples Solidaires, including EFA member parties, got 4 MPs reelected and increased vote by 16% compared to the last elections

Nations and regions in the French state have taken a step forward in the last legislative elections. More than ever before, the Peoples have granted their support to the political options that represent them. The 4 MPs from Régions et Peuples Solidaires were reelected. Moreover, the coalition, which includes EFA member parties, has grown: it received more than 160,000 votes in the first round, 16% more of the vote share than in the last elections. Régions et Peuples Solidaires presented 93 candidates in Corsica, Alsace, Occitania, the Basque Country, Brittany, Catalonia, and Savoy. “The RPS had never before presented so many candidates”, explains EFA Vice-President, David Grosclaude, from Partit Occitan.  

In Corsica, 3 out of the 4 MPs come from EFA member parties: Jean-Felix Acquaviva and Michel Castellani from Femu à Corsica, and Paul André Colombani of the Partitu di a Nazione Corsa. Moreover, for the first time, RPS was really close to getting the 4th MP on the island. The Breton MP Paul Molac has also been reelected. With 73.4% and 37,678 votes, he has been the MP with the best results in the second round.

More autonomist and independentist representation comes from the overseas regions of Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyana and Polynesia, which will join forces with RPS and others to form a new group in the Assembly. This is a great opportunity to build a strong parliamentary group in Palais Bourbon that defends the diversity and plurality of peoples and regions within the French state. EFA celebrates these results and we congratulate all our member parties that stood for elections for their excellent campaigns and for their hard work.