Politics of Brittany

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The Politics of Brittany, France takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democracy, whereby the President of Regional Council is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. Legislative power is vested in the regional council.


The executive of the region is led by the President of the regional council.

Current composition

List of Presidents

Presidents of Brittany
President Party Term
René Pleven DC 1974–1976
André Colin CDS 1976–1978
Raymond Marcellin UDF-PR 1978–1986
Yvon Bourges RPR 1986–1998
Josselin de Rohan RPR/UMP 1998–2004
Jean-Yves Le Drian PS 2004–

Legislative branch

The Regional Council of Brittany (Conseil régional de Bretagne,Kuzul Rannvroel Breizh) is composed of 83 councillors, elected by proportional representation in a two-round system. The winning list in the second round is automatically entitled to a quarter of the seats. The remainder of the seats are allocated through proportional representation with a 5% threshold.

The Council is elected for a six-year term.

Current composition

Party seats
Socialist Party 36
Union for a Popular Movement 14
Union for French Democracy 9
French Communist Party 7
The Greens 7
Breton Democratic Union 4
Left Radical Party 2
Miscellaneous Left 2
Miscellaneous Left 1


Other elections

Presidential runoff elections results
Year Regional Winner Runner-up
2007 52.62% 1,023,056 47.38% 921,256
2002 88.56% 1,523,388 11.44% 196,712
1995 50.44% 858,100 49.56% 843,169
1988 55.10% 929,363 44.90% 757,417
1981 51.05% 831,034 48.95% 796,769
1974 56.54% 781,563 43.46% 600,678
1969 63.95% 692,280 36.05% 390,240
1965 63.15% 806,958 36.85% 470,839

In the 2007 legislative election, 13 Socialists were elected. The UMP won 11 seats. One centrist affiliated with the MoDem (now New Centre) was elected. One PS dissident, Marcel Rogemont was also elected.[1]


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