Jean-Marc Ayrault appointed Prime Minister

Appointment of Prime Minister - Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, 15 May 2012

Jean-Marc Ayrault has been appointed Prime Minister by the President of the Republic and has been charged with forming a new government./.


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

Published on 17/05/2012

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