The 2007 French presidential election
, the ninth of the Fifth French Republic
was held to elect the successor to Jacques Chirac
of France (and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra
) for a five-year term.
The winner, decided on 5 and 6 May 2007, was Nicolas Sarkozy
. The first round of voting took place on Saturday 21 April 2007 (French territories in the Americas and the Eastern Pacific) and Sunday, 22 April 2007 (French territories in the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Metropolitan France
). As no candidate obtained a majority
(50 percent plus one), a second round
between the two leading candidates, Nicolas Sarkozy
and Ségolène Royal
, took place on Saturday 5 May and Sunday, 6 May 2007.
Sarkozy and Royal both represented a generational change