France: Heads of Government: 1959-2016

The terms of holding the office are defined in accordance with the dates of signing of the decrees on appointment/discharge published in Journal offciel; handover ceremony normally takes place one or two days after the appointment.
Premier ministre
8 Jan 1959 - 14 Apr 1962 Michel-Jean-Pierre Debré
14 Apr 1962 - 10 Jul 1968 Georges Pompidou
10 Jul 1968 - 20 Jun 1969 Maurice-Jacques Couve de Murville
20 Jun 1969 - 5 Jul 1972 Jacques-Pierre-Michel Delmas, dit Chaban-Delmas
5 Jul 1972 - 27 May 1974 Pierre-Auguste-Joseph Messmer
27 May 1974 - 25 Aug 1976 Jacques Chirac
25 Aug 1976 - 21 May 1981 Raymond-Octave-Joseph Barre
21 May 1981 - 17 Jul 1984 Pierre Mauroy
17 Jul 1984 - 20 Mar 1986 Laurent Fabius
20 Mar 1986 - 10 May 1988 Jacques Chirac (x)
10 May 1988 - 15 May 1991 Michel-Louis-Léon Rocard
15 May 1991 - 2 Apr 1992 Édith Cresson [1]
2 Apr 1992 - 29 Mar 1993 Pierre-Eugène Bérégovoy
29 Mar 1993 - 17 May 1995 Édouard Balladur
17 May 1995 - 2 Jun 1997 Alain-Marie Juppé
2 Jun 1997 - 6 Jun 2002 Lionel-Robert Jospin
6 Jun 2002 - 31 May 2005 Jean-Pierre Raffarin
31 May 2005 - 17 May 2007 Dominique-Marie-François-René Galouzeau de Villepin
17 May 2007 - 15 May 2012 François-Charles-Amand Fillon
15 May 2012 - 31 Mar 2014 Jean-Marc Ayrault
31 Mar 2014 - Manuel Carlos Valls Galfetti

[1] Née Édith Campion.
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