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French election 2022: complete results of the first round | French presidential election 2022

35,080 of the 35,080 national municipalities reported

The 2 best candidates qualify for a second round

The incumbent president flipped French politics to win in 2017 without major party support

The incumbent president flipped French politics to win in 2017 without major party support

Leader of the far-right National Rally; she lost to Macron in the second round of the 2017 elections

Leader of the far-right National Rally; she lost to Macron in the second round of the 2017 elections

A former socialist who ran in 2012 and 2017 as a left-wing candidate and EU skeptic

A former socialist who ran in 2012 and 2017 as a left-wing candidate and EU skeptic

Far-right columnist sentenced for incitement to racial hatred

Far-right columnist sentenced for incitement to racial hatred

Candidate of the main centre-right party, Les Républicains

Candidate of the main centre-right party, Les Républicains

Other candidates

Jadot (4.6%)

Lassalle (3.1%)

Roussel (2.3%)

Dupont-Aignan (2.1%)

Hidalgo (1.8%)

Poutu (0.8%)

Arthaud (0.6%)

Pecresse (4.8%)

Jadot (4.6%)

Lassalle (3.1%)

Roussel (2.3%)

Dupont-Aignan (2.1%)

Hidalgo (1.8%)

Poutu (0.8%)

Arthaud (0.6%)

About the French presidential election

The French president is elected by direct suffrage. There is no electoral college and no parliamentary involvement. A candidate who obtains more than 50% of the votes cast is elected. If, as seems likely, no candidate wins that majority in the first round, the top two candidates stand for a second round two weeks later, on April 24.

Although the French Ministry of the Interior reports the results by commune, department and region, only the overall national result counts. The breakdowns are interesting because they often show regional tendencies in the vote – Le Pen has in the past done well in the south and northeast.

Polling stations close at 1900 CEST in most arrondissements, but at 2000 CEST in Paris and other major cities. The French departments of the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Caribbean voted on Saturday. French people residing overseas can also vote, and 1.4 million of them are registered on the electoral lists this time.

The Interior Ministry said it expected results in rural areas as soon as polling stations closed in Paris, with the majority of communes reporting around midnight.