France


President’s Biography

François Hollande was born on August 12, 1954, inRouen,Normandy. He earned a degree from the Paris Law Faculty. Gifted in economics, François Hollande continued his education at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris, then joined the incubator forFrance’s political elite, the École Nationale d’Administration.

After a stint in the office of President Mitterrand, François Hollande was elected to the National Assembly in 1988. In 1997, he was handed the reins of the Socialist Party by socialist Prime Minister Lionel Jospin.

Mr. Hollande was elected President of the French Republic on May 6, 2012, at the age of 57. He was inaugurated for a five-year term on May 15, 2012.