François Hollande

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François Hollande
Francois Hollande and Vladimir Putin, Moscow 6 dec 2014 - 05-cropped.jpg
24th President of France
From: May 15, 2012–May 14, 2017
Vice President None
Predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy
Successor Emmanuel Macron
Party French Socialist Party
Religion Agnostic[1]

François Hollande (born the 12 August 1954 in Rouen) was the President of the French Republic from 2012 until 2017. A former university teacher, he is a member of the French Socialist Party. Hollande attended the prestigious HEC Paris, École Nationale d'Administration and "Sciences Po". François Mitterrand was considered his mentor; Hollande worked for him as an economic adviser.

"He is a very magnetic man," said The Tulle mayor Bernard Combes, 52, "He is luminous, loyal, kind, and has a brilliant intellect combined with endless goodwill. In short, he's a lovely person, someone you really want to work for. Of course, he's a human being and I'm sure he has some faults, but not so many, and to be honest I'd have difficulty finding one to tell you." [2]

Hollande has four children (born out of wedlock) by Ségolène Royal, his former partner for more than 30 years.

Hollande was elected in the French Presidential Election 2012. In 2012 he increased the taxes on millionaires to 75 percent.[3] In 2013 Hollande was the least popular president of France in the last 30 years.[4]

Hollande's presidency can justifiably be considered a disaster, with several terror attacks, personal scandals, a very weak and sluggish economy, and protests over reforms.[5]


  2. François Hollande: from a small town in France to the gates of the Elysée.
  5. Hollande’s Presidency Marked by Terrorism, Love Scandal, Violent Protest and Foreign War. Breitbart News. May 10, 2017. Retrieved May 10, 2017.