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When is the next presidential election in France?

The next national election will take place in 2022. Current President Emmanuel Macron is eligible for re-election in that year.

Who won the French election 2018?

Emmanuel Macron has won five more years as Frances president after a convincing victory over rival Marine Le Pen, who nevertheless secured the far rights highest share of the vote yet. He won by 58.55% to 41.45%, a greater margin than expected.

Who is the current President of France?

The incumbent President of France is Emmanuel Macron of La République En Marche! (LREM), who won the 2017 election and whose term lasts until 13 May 2022. The election will be held just before the 2022 legislative election .

What are the types of elections in France?

As well as presidential and legislative elections, France also has municipal, cantonal, regional, European, and (indirect) Senatorial elections. Regional elections have been held since 1986 to elect regional councillors and regional presidents: all elected to serve 6-year terms.

When is the 2022 French presidential election and what to expect?

The 2022 French presidential election is set for April 10 and 24. Will France give Emmanuel Macron five more years or send a new president to the Élysée Palace? FRANCE 24 brings you the latest coverage of the race, the candidates and their platforms, and breaks down the stakes, the history and the jargon, right here.

Who is the current President of France?

The incumbent President of France is Emmanuel Macron of La République En Marche! (LREM), who won the 2017 election and whose term lasts until 13 May 2022. The election will be held just before the 2022 legislative election .

What time does the French election start and end?

Voting starts at 06:00 GMT on Sunday, April 24. Voting ends at 18:00 GMT, exit polls will be published, and French TV will announce the predicted winner. The official results will trickle in throughout the evening, but the exit polls are usually reliable.

What do the latest polls tell us about the French election?

On average, the latest polls put the two on 26% and 23% respectively, a difference that is equivalent to many polling organisations’ margin of error. The far-left firebrand Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of La France Insoumise (Unbowed France) has also surged over the same period, from 12% to 17%.

Who is the president of the French Republic?

The current president of the French Republic is Emmanuel Macron, who succeeded François Hollande on 14 May 2017.

Who is the head of State in France?

The president of France, officially the President of the French Republic ( French: Président de la République française ), is the head of state of France, as well as the commander-in-chief of the French Armed Forces. As the presidency is the supreme magistracy of the country, the officeholder is the holder of the highest office in France.

Who is the current Prime Minister of France?

However, at the ensuing 1962 French legislative election, de Gaulles coalition won an increased majority, and Pompidou was reappointed prime minister. The current officeholder is Jean Castex, who was appointed on 3 July 2020.

Who is the wife of the president of France?

Spouses and partners of the president of France often play a protocol role at the Élysée Palace and during official visits, though they possess no official title. Brigitte Macron is the spouse of the current president, Emmanuel Macron, who took office on 14 May 2017.

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