Who is running for French President 2022?
How do presidential elections work in France?The French people go to the polls: if no candidate wins over 50% of the vote, a second round is organized. Only the two candidates with the most votes qualify for the 2nd round. The candidate with the absolute majority of votes cast is elected.
How long is each presidential term in France?
How many times can a President be elected in France?The President of France did not have term limits in the current French Fifth Republic until the Constitution of France was amended in 2008, limiting the president to two consecutive terms. Sages of the Constitutional Council are restricted to a single nine-year term.
Who can run for President in France?A candidate for an election must be a French citizen, have attained the age of 18 years, be qualified to vote, not be ineligible by reason of criminal conviction or judicial decision, and have a bank account.
How is the president elected?The President is elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of the elected members of both the Houses of Parliament and the elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of States and the Union Territories of Delhi and Pondicherry.
What are the 4 requirements to vote in France?
- Be a French citizen.
- Be of legal age (18 years) latest on the day before the election or, in case of a second round, on the day before the second round.
- Be entitled to enjoy your civil and political rights.
- To be registered on the electoral lists.