Elections 2012: general election results

Election results for the general vote

- Provisional second round results for the French vote abroad are now available

Election results for the presidential vote

On 10 May, the Constitutional Council presented the results of the second-round ballot of the French presidential election, held on 6 May 2012.

“The Constitutional Council proclaims M. François Hollande President of the French Republic from the moment M. Nicolas Sarkozy’s period of office ends, which, by virtue of Article Six of the constitution, will take place at midnight on 15 May 2012 at the latest.”.

With 46,066,307 people registered on the electoral roll, François Hollande obtained 18,000,668 votes (51.6% of votes cast) and Nicolas Sarkozy 16,860,685 votes (48.4% of votes cast). There were 37,016,309 voters and 34,861,353 [valid] votes were cast.

Second round results

- An overview of the results in infographics and tables
- Interactive map of the results for the second round of the presidential election is available here
- Provisional results for the French vote in the UK for the second round (in French)
- Provisional results for all overseas wards

First round results
- Definitive results for the first round of the presidential election have now been established by the Constitutional Council
- An interactive map of the results for the first round of the presidential election is available here
- Provisional results for the French vote in the UK for the first round (in French)
- Provisional results for all overseas wards

Transfer of power

11 May 2012: official declaration of the presidential election results.

15 May 2012: transfer of power.

Further information and a detailed schedule is available here.

Elections 2012: A user’s guide

Discover our user-friendly Guide to the elections:

PART 1 : ROLES, ACTORS & FUNCTIONS

- The President of the Republic

- The Prime Minister

- The Minister

- The French National Assembly

- The President of the National Assembly

- Deputies

- The Senate

- The President of the Senate

- Senators

- Funding of political parties

PART 2 : PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

- A brief history

- The presidential election campaign

- The media and the presidential election

- The day of the vote

- Voting by French citizens abroad

PART 3 : GENERAL ELECTION

- Election campaign for the general election

- Media in the general election campaign

- The day of the vote

- Voting by French citizens abroad

PART 4 : SENATE ELECTION

- Senate election day

- Senate election voting system

- Voting by french citizens abroad

French citizens voting in the UK

- Are you a French citizen and are voting in this year’s elections? Please consult the Consulate General in London’s page to find out where and when the votes will be taking place (French only).
- If you are a French citizen living in Scotland, please consult the Consulate General in Edinburgh’s page for further information (French only).

Further information and useful links

Media coverage in polling stations is subject to authorization. Please forward your request to the Embassy’s Press Office.

Click on the links below to find some additionnal informations on the elections (available in French only) :

- Commission nationale de contrôle de la campagne électorale

- Votez à l’étranger

- Map of the electoral ward’s overseas

- Conseil Constitutionnel

- Presidential elections since 1958

- Six questions about the President

- General elections in 2012

- Q&R

Published on 18/06/2012

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