All you need to know about the President of France

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The French president has the authority to dissolve the National Assembly, and he is also in charge of enacting legislation.

When it comes to national security and international affairs, he has considerable power and influence.

The French president is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Military Forces in the country. 

President of France list (1848 to date)

  • Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (20 December 1848 – 2 December 1852)    
  • Adolphe Thiers (31 August 1871 – 24 May 1873)
  • Patrice de Mac-Mahon (24 May 1873 – 30 January 1879)
  • Jules Grévy (30 January 1879 – 2 December 1887)
  • Sadi Carnot (3 December 1887 – 25 June 1894)
  • Jean Casimir-Périer (27 June 1894 – 16 January 1895)
  • Félix Faure (17 January 1895 – 16 February 1899)
  • Émile Loubet (Feb 18, 1899 to Feb 18, 1906)
  • Armand Fallières (Feb 18, 1906 to Feb 18, 1913)
  • Raymond Poincaré (Feb 18, 1913 to Feb 18, 1920)
  • Paul Deschanel (Feb 18, 1920 to Sept 21, 1920)
  • Alexandre Millerand (Sept 21, 1920 to Jun 11, 1924)
  • Gaston Doumergue (Jun 13, 1924 to Jun 13, 1931)
  • Paul Doumer (Jun 13, 1931 to May 7, 1932)
  • Albert Lebrun (May 7, 1932 to Jul 11, 1940)
  • Vincent Auriol (Jan 16, 1947 to Jan 16, 1954)
  • René Coty (Jan 16, 1954 to Jan 8, 1959)
  • Charles de Gaulle (Jan 8, 1959 to Apr 29, 1969)
  • Georges Pompidou (Jun 20, 1969 to Apr 2, 1974)
  • Valéry Giscard d’Estaing (May 27, 1974 to May 21, 1981)
  • François Mitterrand (May 21, 1981 to May 17, 1995)
  • Jacques Chirac (May 17, 1995 to May 16, 2007)
  • Nicolas Sarkozy (May 16, 2007 to May 15, 2012)
  • François Hollande (May 15, 2012 to 14 May 2017)
  • Emmanuel Macron (14 May 2017 to till)

President of France and his wife

There are lots of impressive things to know about the President of France and his wife, such as their age, residence, background, and so on.

This section will give a piece of well-detailed information about the President of France and also his wife. 

Who is the president of France?

The President of France’s name is Emmanuel Macron. 

Emmanuel Macron was elected into the office of the president of France in 2017 after he won the two rounds of elections conducted.

Macron is also currently serving his second term after winning the last election conducted on the 10th of April and also on the 24th of April. 

The background of the President of France

Emmanuel Macron, born in the town of Amiens in the north-central France region on the 15th of October, 1977, is a political scientist who has served as Minister of the Economic, Minister of the Interior, and President of the Republic of France since May 2017. 

Macron was born to a middle-class family and studied political science and law at the University of Florence.

Macron was elected to the French National Assembly in the 2017 general election and served as a junior minister in the Emmanuel Macron Administration. 

Macron was also elected to the French Senate in the 2018 general election and became the first-ever French president to serve two full terms in that body.

What is the current age of the President of France?

The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, was born on the 21st of December 1977 (age 44 years). He is 24 years younger than his wife.

President of France’s residence

France’s president occupies the official residence of the Palais de l’Élysée, located in Paris. This is the location of his workplace.

The office is located at 55 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.

The construction of the palace was finalized in 1722. Hôtel d’Évreux was the name given to the building at the time. King Louis XV purchased the estate in order to accommodate his lover, the Marquise de Pompadour.

During the Napoleonic Era, it was utilized as a private house by the Emperor of France.

Since 1848, the Palace of Versailles has served as the primary home of the president of the French.

President of France’s wife’s age

Brigitte Macron, the wife of President Emmanuel Macron, is the current First Lady of France. The wife of the French president was born on the 13th of April 1953 (age 69 years), and she is 24 years older than her husband.

Unlike in other countries, the president’s wife does not have an official title in France.

The French president’s wife is called upon to serve in a protocol capacity in the Elysée Palace and during major visits.

How powerful is the President of France?

In contrast with presidents of most other liberal countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom, and probably the US, French presidents have far more power.

Their authority extends not only to command the executive infrastructure, which includes the armed forces, but they also have a tendency to drive the federal legislative agenda, with minimal oversight from the House of Representatives or the Senate.

Moreover, in his capacity as head of state, the president acts as a powerful representation of the French citizens and of the whole nation of France.

Many liberal commentators compared the French office of president to the absolute monarchy of the ancien régime prior to the decrease in presidential terms to five years in length.

President of France in 1981

François Mitterrand emerged as the president of France after winning the election conducted on the 21st of May, 1981. He ruled as the president of France from the 21st of May 1981 to the 17th of May 1995.

President of France during WW2

Albert François Lebrun was the president of France during the WW2. He was also one of the popular politicians in France.


Do you know that the president of France is the most prominent legal leader in France, and he has the authority to appoint the Prime Minister? There are a lot of fascinating things to know about the president of France, and this blog has provided most of them.

Renee Stephens

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