Francois Hollande Facts
24th and Current President of France
- Francois Hollande was born as Francois Gerard Georges Hollande.
- He served as the First Secretary of the French Socialist Party from 1997 to 2008.
- He is Deputy of the National Assembly of France for Correze's 1st Constituency since 1997.
- He was elected as President of France on 6 May 2012, defeating the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.
- He lived in the US during the summer of 1974 while he was a university student.
- He graduated from ENA in 1980.
- Immediately after graduating, he was employed as a councillor in the Court of Audit.
- He was picked to stand for election to the French National Assembly in 1981 when he lost to Jacques Chirac.
- He later became a Municipal Councillor for Ussel in 1983.
- He lost his bid for re-election to the National Assembly in the so-called "blue wave" of the 1993 election.
- He was re-election as President of the General Council of Correze in March 2011.
- He has had a large number of books and academic works published.
- He supports same-sex marriage and adoption for LGBT couples.
- Fellow Socialist politician Segolene Royal is his partner for over 30 years. The couple had four children.