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Jean-Marc Ayrault, Prime Minister

Published on November 26, 2007

The current Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault was appointed on May 15, 2012.


Jean-Marc Ayrault, Prime Minister

Born on 25 January 1950 in Maulévrier (Maine-et-Loire)
Married Brigitte Terrien in 1971
Two children: Ysabelle and Elise
Current office: Prime Minister since 15 May 2012

Political offices

- Member of the Socialist Party’s Steering Committee since 1977
- Member of the Socialist Party’s Executive Bureau since 1979

Elected offices

- Mayor of Nantes (Loire-Atlantique) since 1989
- President of the Urban Community of Nantes Métropole since 2001
- Deputy of the third constituency of Loire-Atlantique from 1988 to 2012
- National Assembly Deputy for Loire-Atlantique from 1986 to 1988
- President of the Socialist, Radical, Citizen and Miscellaneous Left group in the National Assembly from 1997 to 2012
- President of Nantes Urban Area from 1992 to 2001
- Loire-Atlantique departmental councillor from 1976 to 1982
- Mayor of Saint-Herblain (Loire-Atlantique) from 1977 to 1989

Other posts

- Teacher of German from 1973 onwards


- German secondary teaching qualification
- Degree in German

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