What Is the Name of the President of France?


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As of 2015, the president of France is named François Hollande. He was elected on May 6, 2012, becoming the seventh president of the Fifth Republic of France.

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François Hollande is a member of the socialist party, and is only the second socialist president since the founding of the Fifth Republic of France in 1959. The president of France is the head of state not the head of government; that responsibility rests in the hands of the prime minister. Leadership and governance in France require that the president and the prime minister work together in a system where the prime minister recommends agenda items and the president approves them.

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