2012 French presidential election
The main candidates were Nicolas Sarkozy from the Union for a Popular Movement, François Hollande from the Socialist Party, Marine Le Pen from the National Front, Jean-Luc Mélenchon from the Left Front, François Bayrou from the Democratic Movement, Eva Joly from The Greens, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan from Debout la France, Philippe Poutou from the New Anticapitalist Party, Nathalie Arthaud from Lutte Ouvrière and Jacques Cheminade from Solidarity and Progress.
On 22 April 2012, François Hollande won 29% of the vote with Nicolas Sarkozy winning 27%. Both candidates advanced to the second round of the election, which Hollande later won with 52% of the vote.
22 April 2012
6 May 2012
|Marine Le Pen||6,421,426||17.90%|
- "Hollande Ousts Sarkozy in French Presidential Election". The New York Times. 6 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
- The Constitutional council's duties relating to the presidential election
- Opinion poll tracker with data
- NSD: European Election Database – France publishes regional level election data; allows for comparisons of election results, 1990–2012
- A clickable map showing elections results by region, department, and commune on the website of L'Humanité