France announced the final number of candidates for the post of President

France announced the final number of candidates for the post of President

PARIS, 18 Mar — RIA Novosti. Eleven candidates will participate in elections of the President of France, announced the Chairman of the constitutional Council of the country, Laurent Fabius.

According to the head of the constitutional Council, in accordance with the draw the names of the candidates in the list is now arranged in the following order: Chairman of the party “Wake Up, France” Nicolas DuPont-Aignan, the head of “National front” marine Le Pen, the leader of movement “Forward,” Emmanuel macron, the representative of the “Socialist party” Benoit Hamon, candidate from the extreme left party “working struggle” Nathalie Artaud, the leader of the “New anti-capitalist party,” Philip Harris, the founder of the party “Solidarity and progress” Jacques Cheminade, the Deputy-centrist Jean LaSalle, the representative of the far-left Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of the “people’s Republican Union” Francois aselina and the candidate from “Republican” Francois Fillon.

According to the law, to participate in the presidential election need to get their support for at least 500 signatures of deputies of different levels.

Only those who have five hundred members, mayors, members of regional councils and other politicians, who are elected to office, can be registered as an official candidate for the presidency. The guarantor’s names become known to the public.

According to Fabius, this year, 14.3 thousand signatures were received in support of the 61 candidate. 27 of them received more than ten votes, but only 11 listed above politicians, overcame the barrier of 500 signatures. While Fabius noted that in 2007 the fight for the presidency were 12 people, and in 2012 ten.

Current President Francois Hollande late last year said he would not run for a second term, realizing that his nomination “may jeopardize the unity of the left”.

Election of the President of France will be held in two rounds on 23 April and 7 may.

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