French presidential election Result 2007 Candidates Margin Votes % Turnout, 2007 France presidential election Result, past presidential election Result of France, French presidential election

French presidential election Result 2007 Candidates Margin Votes % Turnout, 2007 France presidential election Result, past presidential election Result of France, French presidential election

The 2007 French presidential election, the ninth of the Fifth French Republic was held to elect the successor to Jacques Chirac as president of France for a five-year term.

The winner, decided on 5 and 6 May 2007, was Nicolas Sarkozy. The first round of voting took place on Saturday, 21 April 2007 (French territories in the Americas and the Eastern Pacific) and Sunday, 22 April 2007 (French territories in the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Metropolitan France). As no candidate obtained a majority (50 percent plus one), a second round between the two leading candidates, Nicolas Sarkozy and Ségolène Royal, took place on Saturday, 5 May and Sunday, 6 May 2007.

French presidential election results 21–22 April and 5–6 May 2007 

Candidates Parties 1st round 2nd round
Votes  % Votes  %
Nicolas Sarkozy Union for a Popular Movement (Union pour un mouvement populaire) UMP 1,14,48,663 31.18% 1,89,83,138 53.06%
Ségolène Royal Socialist Party (Parti socialiste) PS 95,00,112 25.87% 1,67,90,440 46.94%
François Bayrou Union for French Democracy (Union pour la démocratie française) UDF 68,20,119 18.57%  
Jean-Marie Le Pen National Front (Front national) FN 38,34,530 10.44%
Olivier Besancenot Revolutionary Communist League(Ligue communiste révolutionnaire) LCR 14,98,581 4.08%
Philippe de Villiers Movement for France(Mouvement pour la France) MPF 8,18,407 2.23%
Marie-George Buffet French Communist Party (Parti communiste français) PCF 7,07,268 1.93%
Dominique Voynet The Greens (Les Verts) VEC 5,76,666 1.57%
Arlette Laguiller Workers' Struggle(Lutte ouvrière) LO 4,87,857 1.33%
José Bové Alter-globalizationactivist   4,83,008 1.32%
Frédéric Nihous Hunting, Fishing, Nature, Tradition(Chasse, pêche, nature, traditions) CPNT 4,20,645 1.15%
Gérard Schivardi Workers' Party (Parti des travailleurs) PT 1,23,540 0.34%
Total     3,67,19,396 100% 3,57,73,578 100%
Valid votes     3,67,19,396 98.56% 3,57,73,578 95.80%
Spoilt and null votes     5,34,846 1.44% 15,68,426 4.20%
Votes cast / turnout     3,72,54,242 83.77% 3,73,42,004 83.97%
Abstentions     72,18,592 16.23% 71,30,729 16.03%
Registered voters     4,44,72,834   4,44,72,733  
Table of results ordered by number of votes received in first round. Official results byConstitutional Council of France.

 

Exit polls second round

Candidate Party France 2
Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 53%
Ségolène Royal PS 47%
Sources: elections.france2.fr