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Prime Minister of France

head of government and of the Council of Ministers of France
Édouard Philippe is the current Prime Minister

The Prime Minister of France is the person who controls the government of France. He is appointed by the President of France. The current Prime Minister of France is Édouard Philippe. He was given the job by President Emmanuel Macron on May 15, 2017.

List of Prime Ministers (since 1958)Edit

Political parties

  Independent
  Gaullist (UNR/UDR/RPR)
  Centrist (REM)
  Liberal-centrist (PR/UDF)
  Socialist
  Neo-Gaullist (UMP/LR)

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political Party
(Political Coalition)
Legislature
(Election)
President
(Term)
79   Michel Debré
(1912–1996)
8 January 1959 14 April 1962 Union for the New Republic I (1958) 18 Charles de Gaulle
 
(1959–1969)
80   Georges Pompidou
(1911–1974)
1 14 April 1962 7 December 1962 Union for the New Republic
2 7 December 1962 8 January 1966 II (1962)
3 8 January 1966 1 April 1967
4 5 April 1967 10 July 1968 III (1967)
81   Maurice Couve de Murville
(1907–1999)
10 July 1968 20 June 1969 Union of Democrats for the Republic IV (1968)
82   Jacques Chaban-Delmas
(1915–2000)
20 June 1969 6 July 1972 Union of Democrats for the Republic 19 Georges Pompidou
 
(1969–1974)
83   Pierre Messmer
(1916–2007)
1 6 July 1972 5 April 1973 Union of Democrats for the Republic
2 5 April 1973 1 March 1974 V (1973)
3 1 March 1974 27 May 1974
84   Jacques Chirac
(1932–2019)
1 27 May 1974 26 August 1976 Union of Democrats for the Republic 20 Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
 
(1974–1981)
85   Raymond Barre
(1924–2007)
1 26 August 1976 29 March 1977 Independent
2 29 March 1977 31 March 1978
85 3 31 March 1978 21 May 1981 Union for French Democracy VI (1978)
86   Pierre Mauroy
(1928–2013)
1 21 May 1981 23 June 1981 Socialist Party 21 François Mitterrand
 
(1981–1995)
2 23 June 1981 23 March 1983 VII (1981)
3 23 March 1983 17 July 1984
87   Laurent Fabius
(1946–)
17 July 1984 20 March 1986 Socialist Party
84   Jacques Chirac
(1932–2019)
2 20 March 1986 10 May 1988 Rally for the Republic VIII (1986)
88   Michel Rocard
(1930–2016)
1 10 May 1988 22 June 1988 Socialist Party
2 23 June 1988 15 May 1991 IX (1988)
89   Édith Cresson
(1934–)
15 May 1991 2 April 1992 Socialist Party
90   Pierre Bérégovoy
(1925–1993)
2 April 1992 29 March 1993 Socialist Party
91   Édouard Balladur
(1929–)
29 March 1993 17 May 1995 Rally for the Republic X (1993)
92   Alain Juppé
(1945–)
1 18 May 1995 7 November 1995 Rally for the Republic 22 Jacques Chirac
 
(1995–2007)
2 7 November 1995 3 June 1997
93   Lionel Jospin
(1937–)
3 June 1997 6 May 2002 Socialist Party XI (1997)
94   Jean-Pierre Raffarin
(1948–)
1 7 May 2002 17 June 2002 Liberal Democracy
then Union for a Popular Movement
2 17 June 2002 30 March 2004 XII (2002)
3 31 March 2004 31 May 2005
95   Dominique de Villepin
(1953–)
31 May 2005 15 May 2007 Union for a Popular Movement
96   François Fillon
(1954–)
1 17 May 2007 18 June 2007 Union for a Popular Movement 23 Nicolas Sarkozy
 
(2007–2012)
2 19 June 2007 13 November 2010 XIII (2007)
3 14 November 2010 10 May 2012
97   Jean-Marc Ayrault
(1950–)
1 15 May 2012 18 June 2012 Socialist Party 24 François Hollande
 
(2012–2017)
2 18 June 2012 31 March 2014 XIV (2012)
98   Manuel Valls
(1962–)
1 31 March 2014 25 August 2014 Socialist Party
2 25 August 2014 6 December 2016
99   Bernard Cazeneuve
(1963–)
6 December 2016 15 May 2017 Socialist Party
100   Édouard Philippe
(1970–)
1 15 May 2017 19 June 2017 The Republicans
Then miscellaneous right
25 Emmanuel Macron
 (2017–)
2 19 June 2017 Incumbent XV (2017)