ElectionGudie

May 5, 2002 Held

32,832,295
Voted
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French Republic

Election for President (President)

Results

75%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:32,832,295
Valid Votes:31,062,988
Invalid Votes:1,769,307

Candidates:

Jacques CHIRAC25,537,956

82.21

Jean-Marie Le PEN5,525,032

17.79

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of France

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jacques CHIRAC
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Lionel JOSPIN
  • Assembly: France has a bicameral Parliament (Parlement) consisting of the Senate (Sénat) with 321 seats and the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 577 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Senate (Sénat) 321 members are elected by an electoral college to serve 9-year terms. In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) 577 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • Jacques CHIRAC
    Party: Rally for the Republic
  • Jean-Marie Le PEN
    Party: National Front

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential Elections were last held April 23 and May 7, 1995. Jacques CHIRAC received 52.69% of the vote, thereby defeating Lionel JOSPIN, who received 47.31%. The first round of this Presidential election was held on April 21, 2002.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 59,551,227
  • Registered Voters: 41,193,693 ( 2002 )