Victor Chabert, edited by Gauthier Delomez 1:37 p.m., January 02, 2022, modified at 1:37 p.m., January 02, 2022

The presidential election is fast approaching in France during a very political year 2022.

But when will the poll take place?

What are the events not to be missed until then?

Europe 1 provides an overview of the political deadlines not to be missed in 2022.


2022, political year.

The French will be called upon to elect their future President of the Republic in April for the next five years.

But before this essential meeting of the French political scene, there are also deadlines to note in the calendar.

Europe 1 takes stock of the important dates in the context of the presidential and legislative elections.

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January 15: will there be a popular primary on the left?

First, on the left of the political spectrum, the French will know on January 15 if there will be a popular primary, and if the former Minister of Justice, Christiane Taubira, will indeed embark on the race for the 'Elysium.

March 11: official publication of the names of the candidates

On the side of outgoing President Emmanuel Macron, he will be able to prolong the suspense on his intentions until March 4, the deadline for submitting applications.

Presidential contenders who have the required 500 sponsorships will be officially declared presidential candidates and their names will be released on March 11.

March 2 and 4: deadlines for registration on the electoral rolls

March 2 and 4 are also the deadlines for registering on the electoral roll, online and by post, respectively.

March 28: start of the official campaign

The official campaign will begin on March 28 and the various candidates will then be treated equally in the media.

The posters will be put up on the official signs and the French will receive the professions of faith in the letterboxes.

April 10 and 24: first and second round of the presidential election

The first round of the presidential election will take place precisely on April 10 and the second on the 24th. If a new president were to be elected, the handover would take place on May 13 at the latest.

As for the legislative elections, they will be held on June 12 and 19.