1974 French presidential election
Presidential elections were held in France in 1974, following the death of President Georges Pompidou. They went to a second round, and were won by Valéry Giscard d'Estaing by a margin of 1.6%. It is to date the closest presidential election in French history.
Results of the second round: the candidate with the plurality of votes in each administrative division.
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing