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Francois Hollande


Francois Gerard Georges Hollande is the current and 24th President of France.

Hollande served as the First Secretary of the French Socialist Party from 1997 to 2008 and as a Deputy of the National Assembly of France for Correze's 1st Constituency since 1997, and previously represented that seat from 1988 to 1993. He was the Mayor of Tulle from 2001 to 2008, and was the President of the Correze General Council from 2008 to 2012. He was elected as President of France on 6 May 2012, defeating the incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Francois Hollande took over as the President of France on May 15, 2012. He is the first Socialist head of state after Francois Mitterand quit power in 1995. The inauguration ceremony was held at the presidential palace. He and out going President Nicolas Sarkozy held private talks where in the codes to France's nuclear arsenal was handed over to Hollande.

Threatening to nationalise Florange plant

The French government has threatened to nationalise ArcelorMittal's Florange steelworkers. They backed down later prompting the French trade unions to accuse President Hollande of betrayal. The government led by Hollande said that it had received assurance from Mittal to avoid forced redundancies and inject 180 million euros to develop the Florange plant.

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