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?

1 out of 15



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

2 out of 15



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

3 out of 15



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

4 out of 15




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

5 out of 15



Which president died while in office ?

6 out of 15


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

7 out of 15



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

8 out of 15



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

9 out of 15



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

10 out of 15



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

11 out of 15



Which president abolished the death penalty? 

12 out of 15



Which president is the only one to have studied abroad?

13 out of 15



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

15 out of 15

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