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French presidential election, 2002

The 2002 French presidential election was a presidential election in France that took place on 21 April and 5 May 2002. The incumbent president, Jacques Chirac, decided to run for a second term.

On 21 April 2002, Jacques Chirac from the Rally for the Republic won 19.9% of the vote and Jean-Marie Le Pen from the National Front won 16.9% of the vote.[1][2] Both candidates advanced to the second round of the election, which Jacques Chirac later easily won with 82.2% of the vote.[3]

ResultsEdit

 
First-round results by department

     Jacques Chirac      Jean-Marie Le Pen      Lionel Jospin      Christiane Taubira

First round
22 April 2017
Second round
6 May 2017
Candidate Votes % Votes %
Jacques Chirac 5,665,855 19.88% 25,537,956 82.21%
Jean-Marie Le Pen 4,804,713 16.86% 5,525,032 17.79%
Lionel Jospin 4,610,113 16.18%
François Bayrou 1,949,170 6.84%
Arlette Laguiller 1,630,045 5.72%
Jean-Pierre Chevènement 1,518,528 5.33%
Noël Mamère 1,495,724 5.25%
Olivier Besancenot 1,210,562 4.25%
Jean Saint-Josse 1,204,689 4.23%
Alain Madelin 1,113,484 3.91%
Robert Hue 960,480 3.37%
Bruno Mégret 667,026 2.34%
Christiane Taubira 660,447 2.32%
Corinne Lepage 535,837 1.88%
Christine Boutin 339,112 1.19%
Daniel Gluckstein 132,686 0.47%
Total votes 28,498,471 100% 31,062,988 100%

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Le Pen vote shocks France". The Guardian. 22 April 2002. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  2. "Le Pen upset causes major shock". CNN. 21 April 2002. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  3. "Chirac landslide against Le Pen". CNN. 6 May 2002. Retrieved 8 May 2017.

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