Hollande, François

François-Gérard-Georges-Nicolas Hollande

b. 12 Aug 1954, Rouen, Seine-Inférieure (now Seine-Maritime)

Title: Président de la République (President of the Republic)
Term: 15 May 2012 -
Chronology: 10 May 2012, election to the office of Président de la République is declared upon counting popular votes (cast 5 May 2012 and 6 May 2012), decision of the Constitutional Council (Conseil constitutionnel) of 10 May 2012 [1]
15 May 2012, assumed the functions of office, public ceremony, salle des Fêtes, Palais de l'Elysée, Paris [2]
Biography:
Born the youngest son of a doctor; attended Jean-Baptiste de La Salle boarding school at Rouen and Lycée Pasteur at Neuilly-sur-Seine; received his baccalauréat from Lycée Pasteur in 1971; studied at the École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris (1973-1975), graduating with a Grande Ecole degree in 1975; as a student, he volunteered to work for the team of François Mitterrand in the 1974 presidential election; obtained diploma (1974) from the Institute of Political Studies (Institut d'Études Politiques, Sciences Po) in Paris; after completing his education at the National School of Administration (École nationale d'administration) in 1980, he began his career in politics; joined the Socialist Party (Parti socialiste) in 1979; worked at the Court of Auditors (1980-1984); unsuccessfully contested the legislative election in Corrèze (1981); after the election of Mitterand as President of the Republic, he became his special adviser (1981-1982) and headed the staff of the government spokesmen (1983-1984); elected a municipal councillor for Ussel in 1983; returned to the Court of Auditors in 1984; elected to the Assemblée nationale (National Assembly, 1988-1993, 1997-2012) as a deputy for Corrèze; taught at the Paris Institute of Political Studies (1988-1992); elected First Secretary of the Socialist Party (1997-2008); elected the mayor of Tulle, serving from 2001 to 2008; elected President of the Republic in 2012.
Biographical sources: "Le Guide du pouvoir: Les nouveaux députés. Juin 1997" (Paris: Doumic, 1997).
Elections:

Candidate Popular vote (21 Apr 2012 - 22 Apr 2012) Popular vote (5 May 2012 - 6 May 2012)
registered voters 46,028,542 46,066,307
votes cast 36,584,399 37,016,309
valid votes 35,883,209 34,861,353
absolute majority 17,941,605 17,430,677
Gro Eva Forseth, veuve Joly, dite Eva Joly 828,345 -
Marion-Anne-Perrine Le Pen, dite Marine Le Pen 6,421,426 -
Nicolas-Paul-Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa 9,753,629 16,860,685
Jean-Luc Mélenchon 3,984,822 -
Philippe Poutou 411,160 -
Nathalie Arthaud 202,548 -
Jacques Cheminade 89,545 -
François-René-Jean-Lucien Bayrou 3,275,122  
Nicolas Dupont-Aignan 643,907 -
François-Gérard-Georges-Nicolas Hollande 10,272,705 18,000,668
Source of electoral results: Journal officiel de la République française. Lois et Décrets. N° 99. Jeudi 26 avril 2012. P. 7428-7429; Journal officiel du 26 avril 2012, p. 7428; Journal officiel de la République française. Lois et Décrets. N° 110. Vendredi 11 mai 2012. P. 8997-8998.

[1] Journal officiel de la République française. Lois et Décrets. N° 110. Vendredi 11 mai 2012. P. 8997-8998.
[2] Le Monde, Mercredi 16 mai 2012 - 68e anneé - N° 20938, pp. 2-3; Le Monde, Jeudi 17 mai 2012 - 68e anneé - N° 20939, pp. 4-5.
Last updated on: 07 Jun 2012 13:49:57