Published on : 22/06/2021 – 18:52
According to France Télévisions and Reuters, which had access to several government sources, the 2022 presidential election in France will take place on Sundays April 10 and 24, 2022. The information has not been confirmed by the executive. The date of the presidential election will be officially announced next week in the Council of Ministers.
The next presidential election in France will take place on April 10 and 24, 2022, Reuters learned on Tuesday June 22 from a government source, confirming information from France Télevisions.
Asked by Reuters, Matignon said, however, that he was unable to confirm this information. The Interior Ministry made no comment.
According to the political service of France Télévisions, informed to several executive officials, the date of the 2022 presidential election will be officially announced next week in the Council of Ministers.
Article 7 of the French Constitution provides that “the election of the new president takes place 20 days at least and 35 days at most before the expiration of the powers of the president in office”, explains France Télévisions. However, Emmanuel Macron took office on May 14, 2017, his mandate therefore ends no later than May 13, 2022. “The organization of the first round must therefore take place between April 8 and 23”, indicates France Télévisions .
According to the electoral code, the second round takes place two weeks after the first vote. It could take place on Sunday April 24 in order to prevent the ballot from coinciding with the 1is May, “date of many union parades, which require a major police mobilization to ensure its security”.
In France, the presidential election takes place every five years.