Laurent Fabius

87th Prime Minister of France

Laurent Fabius (French: [lɔʁɑ̃ fabjys]; born 20 August 1946) is a French politician of Jewish descent. He was President of the Constitutional Council since 8 March 2016. He has been a member of the Socialist Party. He was the Prime Minister of France from 17 July 1984 to 20 March 1986. Fabius was 37 years old when he was appointed and is, so far, the youngest Prime Minister of the Fifth Republic.

Laurent Fabius
President of the Constitutional Council
Assumed office
8 March 2016
PresidentFrançois Hollande
Emmanuel Macron
Preceded byJean-Louis Debré
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development
In office
16 May 2012 – 11 February 2016
Prime MinisterJean-Marc Ayrault
Manuel Valls
Preceded byAlain Juppé
Succeeded byJean-Marc Ayrault
Prime Minister of France
In office
17 July 1984 – 20 March 1986
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Preceded byPierre Mauroy
Succeeded byJacques Chirac
Minister of Finance
In office
28 March 2000 – 7 May 2002
Prime MinisterLionel Jospin
Preceded byChristian Sautter
Succeeded byFrancis Mer
President of the National Assembly
In office
12 June 1997 – 28 March 2000
Preceded byPhilippe Séguin
Succeeded byRaymond Forni
In office
23 June 1988 – 22 January 1992
Preceded byJacques Chaban-Delmas
Succeeded byHenri Emmanuelli
Minister of the Budget
In office
22 May 1981 – 23 March 1983
Prime MinisterPierre Mauroy
Preceded byMaurice Papon
Succeeded byHenri Emmanuelli
Personal details
Born (1946-08-20) 20 August 1946 (age 77)
Paris, France
Political partySocialist Party
Spouse(s)Françoise Castro (m.1981-div.2002)
EducationLycée Janson-de-Sailly
Lycée Louis-le-Grand
Alma materÉcole normale supérieure
Sciences Po
École nationale d'administration

Fabius was also President of the National Assembly from 1988 to 1992 and again from 1997 to 2000. He was Minister of Finance from 2000 to 2002 and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2016.

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