Mapping It Out
This map will give you a general idea of how the regions voted. Sarkozy's UMP party is in bright aqua; the socialists are pink; the communists red; the "New Center" in darker blue (these are the members of François Bayrou's old UDF party who rallied to Sarkozy); the "MoDem" (Bayrou's new party) in orange; the Green Party in light green.
The three insets at the top are, from right to left, Paris, the ring of suburbs around Paris, the region west and northwest of Paris.
You can see that there are still communist outposts around Paris. The city itself seems rather evenly divided between UMP and the socialists.
The southwest regions of France remain heavily socialist, as they were in the presidential election. These are also regions of low abstentions. The national level of abstention was 40%.
For those interested Le Monde has a map showing the abstentions.
I downloaded the map shown above this morning, but forgot to note the source. I will add the link as soon as I find it.
Labels: Legislative 2007