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President of France


Nicolas SarkozyNicolas Sarkozy

Date of Birth: 28 January 1955
Birth Place: Paris, France
Political Party: Union for a Popular Movement
Arrival in Power: 16 May 2007
Religion: Roman Catholic
Profession: Lawyer

Biography:


Nicholas Sarkozy was born in Paris, France, in 1955. He is the 23rd and current President of France. He is a career lawyer and obtained his degrees from the Université Paris X Nanterre. Before becoming president he served in several ministerial posts and was also the leader of the right-wing party, Union pour un Movement Populaire. He ran in the 2007 French presidential elections and eventually won defeating Segolene Royal in run-off elections.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolas_Sarkozy

Updated on: December 16, 2011

 

 

Prime Minister of France


Francois FillonFrancois Fillon

Date of Birth: 4 March 1954
Birth Place: Le Mans, France
Political Party: Union for a Popular Movement
Arrival in Power: 17 May 2007
Religion: Roman Catholic
Profession: Lawyer

Biography:


Francois Fillon was born in Le Mans, France, in 1954. He is the current Prime Minister of France. His education includes a bachelor in philosophy, and two graduate degrees in law. He was named prime minister in 2007, following Nicholas Sarkozy's victory in the presidential elections.



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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Fillon

Updated on: December 16, 2011