The department has two parliamentary constituencies and twenty-two cantons. Broadly speaking, Ariège has been firmly held by the Socialist Party since the days of the Third Republic, although in recent years the right has managed to make some inroads.
Nevertheless, the department remains one of the most left-wing departments in France, and the left holds all but three of the department's 22 cantons.
The President of the General Council is Augustin Bonrepaux of the Socialist Party.
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