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2022 French presidential election

← 2017 Between 8 and 23 April 2022 (first round)
Two weeks after the first round (second round)
2027 →

Incumbent President

Emmanuel Macron
La République En Marche!



The first round of the 2022 French presidential election will be held between 8 and 23 April 2022, with the second round held two weeks after the first. If no candidate win a majority of the vote in the first round, a runoff will be held between the top two candidates two weeks later.

The incumbent president is Emmanuel Macron of La République En Marche! (LREM), who won the 2017 presidential election and whose term lasts until 13 May 2022. He can ran for a second term.

Candidates

Declared

Candidate name
and political party
Political office(s)
Marine Le Pen (52)
National Rally
Marine Le Pen President of the National Rally
(since 2011)
Deputy for the 11th constituency of Pas-de-Calais
(since 2017)
MEP for North-West France
(2004–2017)
Jean Lassalle (65)
Résistons!
Jean Lassalle Deputy for the 4th constituency of Pyrénées-Atlantiques
(since 2002)
Mayor of Lourdios-Ichère
(1977–2017)
Joachim Son-Forget (37)
Valeur absolue
Joachim Son-Forget Deputy for the 6th constituency of French residents overseas
(since 2017)
Jean-Luc Mélenchon (69)
La France Insoumise
Jean-Luc Mélenchon Deputy for the 4th constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône
(since 2017)
MEP for South-West France
(2009–2017)

Declined

Opinion polling

First round

Opinion polling for the 2022 french presidential election
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