List of French Presidents Party Term Rank, Fourth Fifth Republic French Presidents list, Current List of Presidents of France, President of France, France Presidents list

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List of French Presidents Party Term Rank, Fourth Fifth Republic French Presidents list, Current List of Presidents of France, President of France, France Presidents list

Below is the list of Presidents of France. The first President of France is considered to be Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (later Napoleon III), who was elected in the 1848 election, under the French Second Republic. The current President is Francois Hollande, from 15 May 2012. He was elected in the 2012 election.

French Fifth Republic Presidents (1958–present)

Name From To Party Wing
Charles de Gaulle 08-Jan-59 28-Apr-69 UND/UDR Right
Georges Pompidou 20-Jun-69 02-Apr-74 UDR Right
Valéry Giscard d'Estaing 27-May-74 21-May-81 FNRI/UDF Right
François Mitterrand 21-May-81 17-May-95 PS Left
Jacques Chirac 17-May-95 16-May-07 RPR/UMP Right
Nicolas Sarkozy 16-May-07 15-May-12 UMP Right
François Hollande 15-May-12 current PS Left

Time in office 

S.no. President Length Rank Notes
in days
1 Prince Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte 1443 18 Served less than one full term of four years (end of the Second Republic, proclaimed himself as Emperor).
2 Adolphe Thiers 632 20 Served less than one full term of seven years (resigned).
3 Patrice de Mac-Mahon 2077 13 Served less than one full term of seven years (resigned).
4 Jules Grévy 3228 4 Served one full term of seven years and resigned during second term.
5 Sadi Carnot 2396 12 Served less than one full term of seven years (assassinated).
6 Jean Casimir-Perier 203 23 Served less than one full term of seven years (resigned).
7 Félix Faure 1491 17 Served less than one full term of seven years (died in office).
8 Émile Loubet 2556 6 Served one full term of seven years.
9 Armand Fallières 2557 7 Served one full term of seven years.
10 Raymond Poincaré 2556 8 Served one full term of seven years.
11 Paul Deschanel 216 22 Served less than one full term of seven years (resigned).
12 Alexandre Millerand 1357 19 Served less than one full term of seven years (resigned).
13 Gaston Doumergue 2556 9 Served one full term of seven years.
14 Paul Doumer 329 21 Served less than one full term of seven years (assassinated).
15 Albert Lebrun 2983 5 Served one full term of seven years and was replaced by Marshal Philippe Pétain during second term.
16 Vincent Auriol 2557 10 Served one full term of seven years.
17 René Coty 1818 15 Served less than one full term of seven years (end of the Fourth Republic).
18 Charles de Gaulle 3763 3 Served one full term of seven years and resigned during second term.
19 Georges Pompidou 1747 16 Served less than one full term of seven years (died in office).
20 Valéry Giscard d'Estaing 2551 11 Served one full term of seven years.
21 François Mitterrand 5109 1 Served two full terms of seven years.
22 Jacques Chirac 4382 2 Served one full term of seven years and one full term of five years.
23 Nicolas Sarkozy 1826 14 Served one full term of five years.

Interim President
Alain Poher – as President of the Senate was called on to serve as Interim President of France in April–June 1969 and April–May 1974

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