Europe Écologie/Les Verts are celebrating after the conclusion of municipal elections saw the major French city of Grenoble turn Green, with Eric Piolle win the municipality's election to become mayor. This completes a strong election for the French Greens, who confirmed their impressive result from the first round held on 23 March. The party have been projected at roughly 11.8% of the vote nationally. In Paris, EÉLV also did well, winning 16 seats overall and coming out on top in the 2nd Arrondissement completely.
The election has been notable in France for the drift from left to right, with President Hollande's Socialist Party doing especially badly. While they took 2 cities from the right, overall they lost 155 cities with a population of more than 9,000 (including Grenoble). There was record support for Front National, but their 9% wasn't enough to surpass the Greens.
On the same day as the second round election, Ipsos tool a European Parliament election poll. It shows EÉLV gaining 10% of the poll, and projects them to be the 4th biggest French party in the next European Parliament.