Francois Hollande was President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra from 2012 to 2017. During his mandate, he carried out important reforms which began to restore the competitiveness and growth of the French economy.
Francois Hollande’s presidency was marked by the action he took against international terrorism and climate change. By deploying French troops to Mali in early 2013, Hollande stemmed the tide of violence caused by terrorist groups.
It was under his presidency and leadership that the Paris Agreement of 2015 was signed by an overwhelming majority of the global community. The agreement aims to bolster the global response to the threat of climate change as well as strengthening the ability of countries to deal with the impacts of climate change.
Francois Hollande took historic steps to promote equality in France, lowering the unemployment rate, creating a “millionaire’s tax,” and legalising same-sex marriage.
He was previously the First Secretary of the Socialist Party from 1997-2008, Mayor of Tulle from 2001-08, and President of the Corrèze General Council from 2008-12.
Amongst his many current interests, he chairs the Foundation “France is Committed” whose mission is to support all initiatives that contribute to reinforcing solidarity and creating bonds between citizens.
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