France 2017 Presidential Election

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The 2017 French Presidential election will take place on the 23rd April. If no candidate receives a majority, a run-off election will take place between the top two candidates on the 7th May.

To be listed on the first round ballot, candidates must secure 500 signatures from national or local elected officials from at least 30 different departments. The top 11 candidates will contest the 2017 election.

1st Round – 23rd April 2017

The 11 candidates that will contest the first round are:

  • Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (Debout la France)
  • Marine Le Pen (National Front)
  • Emmanuel Macron (En Marche!)
  • Benoit Hamon (Socialist Party)
  • Nathalie Arthaud (Lutte Ouviere)
  • Philippe Poutou (New Anticapitalist Party)
  • Jacques Cheminde (Solidarity and Progress)
  • Jean Lassalle (Resistons!)
  • Jean-Luc Melenchon (Unsubmissive France)
  • Francois Asselineau (Popular Republican Union)
  • Francois Fillon (The Republicans)

Voting was as follows:

Candidates Votes %
Emmanuel MACRON
8,657,326 24.01
Marine LE PEN  7,679,493 21.30
Francois FILLON
7,213,797 20.01
Jean-Luc MELENCHON  7,030,885 19.58
Benoit HAMON 2,291,565 6.36
Nicolas DUPONT-AIGNAN 1,695,186 4.70
Jean LASALLE 435,365 1.21
Philippe POTOU 394,582 1.09
Francois ASSELINEAU 332,588 0.92
Nathalie ARTHAUD 232,428 0.64
Jacques CHEMINADE 65,598 0.18

Under the French constitution if no candidate receives a majority, a run-off election takes place between the top two candidates.

Emmanuel Macron French Presidential Election 2017 Result 24.01%Marine Le Pen French Presidential Election 2017 Result 21.30%In the second round on the 7th May 2012 there will be two candidates: Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen v Emmanuel Macron for 2017 French PresidentVoting was as follows:

Candidates Votes %
Emmanuel MACRON
20,753,797 66.10
Marine LE PEN  10,644,118 33.90

Emmaunel Macron will become the 25th President of France and the youngest French Head of State since Napolean Bonaparte on the 14th May 2017.

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