List of Presidents of the French Republic: Wikis

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First French Republic (1792-1804)

Second French Republic (1848-1852)

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President of the Provisional Government of the Republic

President of the National Constituent Assembly

Chairman of the Executive Power Commission

President of the National Constituent Assembly

  • Antonie Marie Jules Sénard (24 June 1848 - 28 June 1848)

Chief of the Executive Power

President

# Picture Name Term start Term end Political Party
1 Napoleon III, målning av Franz Xaver Winterhalter från 1857.jpg Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte 20 December 1848 2 December 1852 (became Emperor of the French) Bonapartist

Third French Republic (1870-1940)

President of the Government of National Defense

Presidents of the National Constituent Assembly

  • Denis Emmanuel, comte Benoist d'Azy (acting) (13 February 1871 - 16 February 1871)
  • Jules Grévy (16 February 1871 - 17 February 1871)

Chief of the Executive Power

  • Adolphe Thiers (17 February 1871-30 August 1871) (became President on 31 August)

Presidents

# Picture Name Term start Term end Political Party
2 Thiers2.jpg Adolphe Thiers 31 August 1871 24 May 1873 (resigned) Opportunist Republican
3 Macmahon.jpg Patrice de Mac-Mahon 24 May 1873 30 January 1879 (resigned) Legitimist
4 Bonnat Portrait of Jules Grevy.jpg Jules Grévy 30 January 1879 2 December 1887 (resigned) Opportunist Republican
5 Sadi Carnot - Théobald Chartran.jpg Marie François Sadi Carnot 3 December 1887 25 June 1894 (assassinated) Opportunist Republican
6 Jean Casimir-Perier.jpg Jean Casimir-Perier 27 June 1894 16 January 1895 (resigned) Opportunist Republican
7 Felix Faure.jpg Félix Faure 17 January 1895 16 February 1899 (died in office) Opportunist Republican
8 Emile Loubet.jpg Émile Loubet 18 February 1899 18 February 1906 Opportunist Republican
9 Armand Fallieres.jpg Armand Fallières 18 February 1906 18 February 1913 ARD-PRD
10 Poincare larger.jpg Raymond Poincaré 18 February 1913 18 February 1920 PRD-ARD
11 Deschanel.jpg Paul Deschanel 18 February 1920 21 September 1920 (resigned) ARD-PRDS
12 Alexandre Millerand, 12e président de la République française.jpg Alexandre Millerand 23 September 1920 11 June 1924 (resigned) Independent
13 Gaston Doumergue.jpg Gaston Doumergue 13 June 1924 13 June 1931 Radical
14 Paul Doumer.jpg Paul Doumer 13 June 1931 7 May 1932 (assassinated) Radical
15 Albert Lebrun 1937.jpg Albert Lebrun 10 May 1932 11 July 1940 (deposed) AD

Acting Presidents

Under the Third Republic, the President of the Council served as Acting President whenever the office of President was vacant.

The office of President of the French Republic did not exist from 1940 until 1947.

French State (1940-1944)

Chief of State

Provisional Government of the French Republic (1944-1947)

Chairmen of the Provisional Government

Fourth French Republic (1947-1958)

Presidents

# Picture Name Term start Term end Political Party
16 VincentAuriol.png Vincent Auriol 16 January 1947 16 January 1954 French Section of the Workers' International
17 René Coty en 1948.JPG René Coty 16 January 1954 8 January 1959 National Centre of Independents and Peasants

Fifth French Republic (1958-Present)

Presidents

# Picture Name Term start Term end Political Party
18 Charles de Gaulle-1963.jpg Charles de Gaulle 8 January 1959 28 April 1969 (resigned) Union for the New Republic
19 Georges Pompidou - Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F020538-0006.jpg Georges Pompidou 20 June 1969 2 April 1974 (died in office) Union of Democrats for the Republic
20 Valéry Giscard d’Estaing 1978.jpg Valéry Giscard d'Estaing 27 May 1974 21 May 1981 Independent Republicans (1974–1977)
Union for French Democracy-Republican Party (1977–1981)
21 Reagan Mitterand 1984 (cropped).jpg François Mitterrand 21 May 1981 17 May 1995 Socialist Party
22 Jacques Chirac.jpg Jacques Chirac 17 May 1995 16 May 2007 Rally for the Republic (1995–2002)
Union for a Popular Movement (2002–2007)
23 Nicolas Sarkozy - Sarkozy meeting in Toulouse for the 2007 French presidential election 0299 2007-04-12 cropped further.jpg Nicolas Sarkozy 16 May 2007 Incumbent Union for a Popular Movement

Acting President

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  • Alain Poher, the President of the French Senate, served as Acting President of the Republic after President de Gaulle's resignation on 28 April until the installation of his elected successor President Pompidou on 20 June 1969 and again from 3 April upon President Pompidou's death in office until the installation of his elected successor, President Giscard d'Estaing, on 27 May 1974.

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