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List of Presidents of France (1848 – 2022)

Presidents of France

France is the largest country of Western Europe. However, it is only the third-largest country in Europe, behind Ukraine and the European portion of Russia. Almost one third of its area is covered by forest and it is the fourth most forested country in the EU.

The country is also sometimes referred to as ‘L hexagone’ which means the hexagon, or a six-sided shape due to its six-sided shape excluding its overseas territorial region. It touches Germany and Belgium in the north; the Atlantic Ocean in the west; the Pyrenees Mountains and Spain in the south. Recently Emmanuel Macron became the first sitting French President in 20 years to be re-elected.

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About Office of French President

  • The President of France is the head of the state of France
  • He is also the head of the executive.
  • He is also the commander-in-chief of the French Armed Forces.
  • The President of France is the ex officio co-prince of Andorra, grandmaster of the Legion of Honour and of the National Order of Merit.
  • The presidency of France was introduced during the July Revolution of 1830 when it was offered to the Marquis de Lafayette for the first time.
  • After 18 years, Second Republic introduced the title of elected head of state, for which Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte was chosen for the first time, who provoked the 1851 self-coup to later proclaim himself emperor as Napoleon III.
  • A republican regime reintroduced in 1870 through the Third Republic, after the fall of Napoleon III. A 1962 referendum held under the Fifth Republic at the request of President Charles de Gaulle and the election of the president of France converted from an electoral college to a popular vote. Since then, ten times presidential elections have taken place.
  • The 25th and incumbent officeholder is Emmanuel Macron. He is on this position from 14 May 2017.

List of Presidents of France

Second Republic (1848–52)
Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (1848–52)
Third Republic (1870–1940)
Adolphe Thiers (1871–73)
Patrice de Mac-Mahon (1873–79)
Jules Grévy (1879–87)
Sadi Carnot (1887–94)
Jean Casimir-Périer (1894–95)
Félix Faure (1895–99)
Émile Loubet (1899–1906)
Armand Fallières (1906–13)
Raymond Poincaré (1913–20)
Paul Deschanel (1920)
Alexandre Millerand (1920–24)
Gaston Doumergue (1924–31)
Paul Doumer (1931–32)
Albert Lebrun (1932–40)
Fourth Republic (1946–58)
Vincent Auriol (1947–54)
René Coty (1954–59)
Fifth Republic (1958– Incumbent)
Charles de Gaulle (1959–69)
Georges Pompidou (1969–74)
Valéry Giscard d’Estaing (1974–81)
François Mitterrand (1981–95)
Jacques Chirac (1995–2007)
Nicolas Sarkozy (2007–12)
François Hollande (2012–17)
Emmanuel Macron (2017–Incumbent )


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FAQs Related to President of France

Q1. Which country is also known as L hexagone?
Ans. France country is also known as L hexagone.

Q2. Who is the current president of France?
Ans. Emmanuel Macron is the current president of France.

Q3. Who was the first president to be re-elected on the same post in France?
Ans. Emmanuel Macron in 2017 and in 2022.

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