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:
|Marine LE PEN||7,679,493||21.30|
Under the French constitution if no candidate receives a majority, a run-off election takes place between the top two candidates.
|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.