What is the name of the current French president?


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As of 2014, the President of France is Fran��ois Hollande. The country's 24th president, Hollande won office in 2012, and his term is set to expire in 2017, when he may run for re-election for the only time.

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As president, Hollande, a Socialist, has charted a reformist agenda, supporting gay rights, increasing social welfare programs, raising taxes on the wealthy, reforming pensions and tackling France's sclerotic employment regulations, according to Biography. The president prior to Fran��ois Hollande was Nicolas Sarkozy, who occupied the office between 2007 and 2012. To win the office, Sarkozy defeated Hollande's long-term romantic partner at the time, S��gol��ne Royal. The couple has since broken up, and Hollande's romantic life has become fodder for the tabloid press.

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