French presidential election Result 2012 Candidates Margin Votes % Turnout, 2012 France presidential election Result, past presidential election Result of France, French presidential election
A presidential election was held in France on 22 April 2012 (or 21 April in some overseas departments and territories), with a second round run-off held on 6 May (or 5 May for those same territories) to elect the President of France (who is also ex officio one of the two joint heads of state of Andorra, a sovereign state). The incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy was running for a second successive and, under the terms of the constitution, final term in the election.
The first round ended with the selection of François Hollande and Nicolas Sarkozy as second round participants, as neither of them received a majority of votes cast in the first round. Hollande won the runoff with 51.64% of the vote to Sarkozy's 48.36%.
French presidential election result 21–22 April and 5–6 May 2012
|Candidate||Party||1st round||2nd round|
|François Hollande||Socialist Party andRadical Party of the Left (Parti socialiste -Parti radical de gauche)||PS / PRG||1,02,72,705||28.63%||1,80,00,668||51.64%|
|Nicolas Sarkozy||Union for a Popular Movement (Union pour un mouvement populaire)||UMP||97,53,629||27.18%||1,68,60,685||48.36%|
|Marine Le Pen||National Front (Front national)||FN||64,21,426||17.90%|
|Jean-Luc Mélenchon||Left Front (Front de gauche)||FG||39,84,822||11.10%|
|François Bayrou||Democratic Movement(Mouvement démocrate)||MoDem||32,75,122||9.13%|
|Eva Joly||Europe Écologie–The Greens (Europe Écologie–Les Verts)||EELV||8,28,345||2.31%|
|Nicolas Dupont-Aignan||Arise the Republic(Debout la République)||DLR||6,43,907||1.79%|
|Philippe Poutou||New Anticapitalist Party(Nouveau Parti anticapitaliste)||NPA||4,11,160||1.15%|
|Nathalie Arthaud||Workers' Struggle (Lutte ouvrière)||LO||2,02,548||0.56%|
|Jacques Cheminade||Solidarity and Progress(Solidarité et Progrès)||SP||89,545||0.25%|
|Spoilt and null votes||7,01,190||1.92%||21,54,956||5.82%|
|Table of results ordered by number of votes received in first round. Official results by Constitutional Council of France.|
More than 46 million people were eligible to vote.
François Hollande received 51.64% of the votes, while Nicolas Sarkozy secured 48.36% of the votes in the second round.
Sarkozy became the first one-term president since Valéry Giscard d'Estaing lost to François Mitterrand in 1981.