The first round of the French presidential election will take place on April 10, 2022, and the second on April 24, government spokesman Gabriel Attal announced on Tuesday July 13 at the end of the Council of Ministers.
Legislative elections are scheduled for June 12 and 19, said Gabriel Attal.
‘The collection period of the 500 sponsorships’ for the presidential election ‘will begin the day after the publication of the decree convening the voters which will take place in early 2022’, he added.
‘In Guadeloupe, Martinique, Guyana, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Saint-Barthélemy, Saint-Martin and French Polynesia, voters will vote on Saturday to take into account the time difference,’ the door said. -government speech.
Political parties have been consulted
The government consulted on Monday representatives of political parties around the Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin. At the end of this meeting, the minister affirmed that the dates of the 2022 presidential election and those of the legislative elections would be presented to the Council of Ministers ‘in the coming days’.
The choice was limited taking into account the imperatives set by the Constitution. For the Presidential, there were only two pairs of possible dates: April 10 / April 24 or April 17/1ismay. Same choice constrained for the legislative ones: June 5 / June 12 or June 12 / June 19. A majority emerged for a first round of legislative elections on June 12 and a second round on June 19.
Léa Balage (EELV) argued Monday with AFP that ‘there were only bad choices’ for the presidential election: April 10 / April 24 is ‘not a good solution because of the school holidays’ , but on April 17/1isMay is not ‘a good option either’. ‘We take the least worst,’ she explained – that is, ‘April 10 and 24’.
On behalf of EELV, she called for the parties to be reconvened after the two abstention assemblies have worked to discuss their findings. Finally, she added, ‘the date is not the most important (…) we must ensure that the participation is the highest.’