It’s that time again, The French are going to the polls to elect their new president, the president who will take over running the country from François Hollande.

The first round of the 2017 French presidential election is set to be held on 23 April 2017.

Should no candidate win a majority, a run-off election between the top two candidates will be held on 7 May 2017.

Incumbent president François Hollande of the Socialist Party (PS) was eligible to run for a second term, but declared on 1 December 2016 that he would not seek reelection in light of low approval ratings, making him the first incumbent president of the Fifth Republic not to seek re-election.

This is also the first French presidential election in which nominees of both the main centre-left and centre-right parties were selected through open primaries.

The presidential election will be followed by a legislative election to elect members of the National Assembly on 11 and 18 June.

Welcome to your French presidential elections



Who was the first president of the French 5th Republic in 1958?


What is the name of the official residence of the French President ?


Which president caused a mini scandal when he touched Queen Elizabeth on the shoulder during a State visit to the UK?


Which president said that he personally negotiated in a hostage situation when he was mayor of a small town in the Paris area?



The salary of the French president is 194, 300 US dollars a year (including expenses). Which other country's president earns more than that?


Which president died while in office ?

Which President had a secret daughter who appeared at his state funeral?


Which president said, "How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese" ?


Who boasted in his autobiography to have had a romantic relationship with Princess Diana?


 Which president married a pop singer in the first year of his term?


How many days does the French presidential election take place over?


Which president abolished the death penalty? 


Which president is the only one to have studied abroad?


How many candidates will there be on the ballot paper of the 2017 election?


The French president also holds another title, what is it?

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