Presidential elections

Verified 27 May 2022 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of the Interior

The President of the Republic is elected by direct universal suffrage by French voters in the presidential elections. His term of office lasts 5 years and is renewable once. To be elected, the candidate must obtain more than half of the votes cast. If no candidate is elected on 1er in turn, the 2 candidates who have come first are allowed to run at the 2d tour, which takes place 2 weeks later.