Vosges's 4th constituency

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4th constituency of the Vosges
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French National Assembly
constituency
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Vosges' 4th Constituency shown within Lorraine.
Deputy
  Christian Franqueville
PS
Department Vosges
Canton Bains-les-Bains, Bulgnéville, Charmes, Châtenois, Coussey, Darney, Dompaire, Lamarche, Mirecourt, Monthureux-sur-Saône, Neufchâteau, Vittel
Voters 67,893

The 4th constituency of the Vosges is a French legislative constituency in the Vosges département.

Description

Vosges' 4th Constituency covers the western portion of the Department. It has the town of Neufchâteau at its north western corner and stretches as far as the village Bains-les-Bains close to Épinal in the centre of the Department.

Politically the seat has historically swung between the left, right and centre. The PS captured the seat with the slender margin of only 276 votes at the 2012 election. This result made it the only Socialist held seat in Vosges.

Historic Representation

Election Member Party
1958 Albert Voilquin DVG
1962 RI
1978 Hubert Voilquin UDF
1981 Serge Beltrame PS
1986 Proportional representation - no election by constituency
1988 Serge Beltrame PS
1993 Jean-Pierre Thomas UDF
1997 Christian Franqueville DVG
2002 Jean-Jacques Gaultier UMP
2012 Christian Franqueville PS

Election results

2012

Legislative Election 2012: Vosges' 4th Constituency 2nd round
Party Candidate Votes % ±
PS Christian Franqueville 20,699 50.37
UMP Jean-Jacques Gaultier 20,393 49.63
Turnout 42,886 63.17
PS gain from UMP Swing

Sources

Official results of French elections from 2002: "Résultats électoraux officiels en France" (in French).

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