French presidential election, 2017
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The Next French presidential election is scheduled to be held in April and May 2017. However, it might be held earlier under exceptional circumstances (resignation or death of the President).
Incumbent President François Hollande is likely to run for his second and final term. Le Figaro has speculated that the Socialist Party will nominate a different candidate, due to Hollande's low approval ratings.
- Martine Aubry, Mayor of Lille and candidate for President in 2012
- François Hollande, incumbent President of France
- Arnaud Montebourg, former Minister of Economy and candidate for President in 2012
- Manuel Valls, Prime Minister and candidate for President in 2012
Union for a Popular Movement
- Xavier Bertrand, MP and Mayor of Saint-Quentin and former minister of Health and Labour
- François Fillon, MP of Paris and former Prime Minister
- Alain Juppé, Mayor of Bordeaux and former Prime Minister 
Union of Democrats and Independents
- Jean-Christophe Lagarde, president of the UDI, MP, Mayor of Drancy, former vice-president of the National Assembly of France.
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