|Regional Council of Brittany|
Loïg Chesnais-Girard, PS
Since 22 June 2017
|Two-round Majoritarian Proportional Representation|
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The Regional Council of Brittany (French : Conseil régional de Bretagne, Breton : Kuzul Rannvroel Breizh) is the regional legislature of the region of Brittany in France. It is composed of 83 councillors, elected in 2004, in office for six years until 2010.
French is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages of Northern Roman Gaul like Gallia Belgica and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders. Today, owing to France's past overseas expansion, there are numerous French-based creole languages, most notably Haitian Creole. A French-speaking person or nation may be referred to as Francophone in both English and French.
Breton is a member of the Brittonic Southwestern Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages spoken in Brittany.
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|Socialists and allies||PS|
33 / 83
9 / 83
1 / 83
|Communists and progressives||PCF|
2 / 83
2 / 83
|Far left and allies||PRG|
2 / 83
1 / 83
3 / 83
|Right, centre and regionalists||LR|
13 / 83
3 / 83
2 / 83
12 / 83
|Union for a Popular Movement||14|
|Union for French Democracy||9|
|•||French Communist Party||7|
|•||Breton Democratic Union||4|
|•||Left Radical Party||2|
|Candidate||Party||Votes (Round One)||% (Round One)||Votes (Round Two)||% (Round Two)|
|Jean-Yves Le Drian||PS-PCF-PRG||521,980||38.48%||841,004||58.79%|
|Josselin de Rohan (incumbent)||UMP||347,221||25.60%||589,625||41.21%|
|Pascale Loget||Les Verts-UDB-Frankiz Breizh||131,521||9.70%||-||-|
|•||Rally for the Republic||17|
|•||Union for French Democracy||17|
|National Front (France)||7|
|French Communist Party||6|
|Revolutionary Communist League||1|
|Hunting, Fishing, Nature, Traditions||1|
|•||Rally for the Republic-Union for French Democracy||41|
|National Front (France)||7|
|French Communist Party||3|
|Blanc c'est exprimé||1|
|•||Rally for the Republic-Union for French Democracy||45|
|French Communist Party||4|
|National Front (France)||2|
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