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Regions of France

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

01 Jan 2016 Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes regions merged

 

President

01 Jan - 04 Jan 2016 Jean-Jack Queyranne ....................... 1945- PS

(acting)

04 Jan 2016 - Laurent Wauquiez .......................... 1975- LR

 

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Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

01 Jan 2016 Bourgogne and Franche-Comté regions merged

 

President

01 Jan - 04 Jan 2016 François Patriat ......................... 1943- PS

(acting)

04 Jan 2016 - Marie-Marguerite Dufay ................... 1949- PS

 

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Bretagne / Breiz (Brittany)

Governors

11 Jan 1974 - 1976 René Pleven ............................... 1901-1993

1976 - 1978 André Colin ............................... 1910-1978

1978 - 21 Mar 1986 Raymond Marcellin ......................... 1914-2004

21 Mar 1986 - 20 Mar 1998 Yvon Bourges .............................. 1921-2009

20 Mar 1998 - 02 Apr 2004 Josselin de Rohan ......................... 1946- UMP

02 Apr 2004 - 10 Jul 2012 Jean-Yvés Le Drian (1st Time) ............. 1947- PS

10 Jul 2012 - 18 Dec 2015 Pierrick Massiot .......................... 1948- PS

18 Dec 2015 - 22 Jun 2017 Jean-Yvés Le Drian (2nd Time)

22 Jun 2017 - Loïg Chesnais-Girard ...................... 1977- PS

 

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Centre-Val de Loire

17 Jan 2015 Centre renamed Centre-Val de Loire

 

Presidents of the Regional Council

11 Jan 1974 - 1976 Raymond Boisdé ............................ 1899-1981

1976 - 1979 Pierre Sudreau ............................ 1919-2012

1979 - 1983 Jean Delaneau

1983 - 1985 Daniel Bernardet .......................... 1927-2007

1985 - 20 Mar 1998 Maurice Dousset ........................... 1930-2007

20 Mar - 06 Apr 1998 Bernard Harang ............................ 1947- PS

06 Apr 1998 - 14 Apr 2000 Michel Sapin .............................. 1952- PS

(1st Time)

14 Apr - 21 Apr 2000 Jean Germain .............................. 1947- PS

(1st Time)

21 Apr 2000 - 02 Apr 2004 Alain Rafesthain .......................... 1942- PS

02 Apr 2004 - 12 Aug 2007 Michel Sapin (2nd Time)

12 Aug - 07 Sep 2007 Jean Germain (2nd Time)

07 Sep 2007 - François Bonneau ......................... 1953- PS

 

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Corse / Corsica

02 Jun 1960 Corsica part of Provence-Côte d'Azur-Corse region

09 Jan 1970 Corsica a separate region

02 Mar 1982 Special status region

 

 

Presidents of Regional Assembly

11 Jan 1974 - 1979 François Giacobbi ......................... 1919-1997

1979 - 20 Aug 1982 Jean Filippi .............................. 1905-1993

20 Oct 1982 - 24 Aug 1984 Prosper Alfonsi ........................... 1921-1991

24 Aug 1984 - 26 Mar 1998 Jean-Paul de Rocca Serra .................. 1911-1998 RPR

26 Mar 1998 - 01 Apr 2004 José Rossi ................................ 1944- UMP

01 Apr 2004 - 25 Mar 2010 Camille de Rocca Serra .................... 1954- UMP

25 Mar 2010 - 17 Dec 2015 Dominique Bucchini ........................ 1943- PCF

17 Dec 2015 - Jean-Guy Talamoni ......................... 1960-

 

Presidents of the Executive Council

02 Apr 1992 - 04 Apr 2004 Jean Baggioni ............................. 1939- UMP

04 Aug 2004 - 25 Mar 2010 Ange Santini .............................. 1959- UMP

25 Mar 2010 - 17 Dec 2015 Paul Giacobbi ............................. 1957- PRG

17 Dec 2015 - Gilles Simeoni ............................ 1967-

 

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Grand Est

01 Jan 2016 Alsace, Lorraine, and Champagne-Ardenne regions merged

01 Oct 2016 Renamed Grand Est (Grand East)

 

Presidents

01 Jan 2016 - 30 Sep 2017 Philippe Richert ......................... 1953- LR

(acting to 04 Jan 2016)

01 Oct - 20 Oct 2017 Jean-Luc Bohl ............................ 1959- UDI

(acting)

20 Oct 2017 - Jean Rottner ............................. 1967- LR

 

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Hauts-de-France

01 Jan 2016 Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie regions merged

01 Oct 2016 Renamed Hauts-de-France (Upper France)

 

President

01 Jan - 04 Jan 2016 Daniel Percheron ........................ 1942- PS

(acting)

04 Jan 2016 - Xavier Bertrand ......................... 1965- LR

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Île-de-France

Presidents of the Regional Council

01 Jul 1976 - 27 Sep 1988 Michel Giraud (1st Time) ................. 1929-2011

27 Sep 1988 - 27 Mar 1992 Pierre-Charles Krieg ..................... 1922-1998

27 Mar 1992 - 24 Mar 1998 Michel Giraud (2nd Time)

24 Mar 1998 - 18 Dec 2015 Jean-Paul Huchon ......................... 1946- PS

18 Dec 2015 - Valérie Pécresse ......................... 1967- LR

 

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Nouvelle-Aquitaine

01 Jan 2016 Aquitaine, Limousin, and Poitou-Charentes regions merged

01 Oct 2016 Renamed Nouvelle-Aquitaine (New-Aquitaine)

 

President

01 Jan 2016 - Alain Rousset ............................ 1951- PS

(acting to 04 Jan 2016)

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Normandie

01 Jan 2016 Basse-Normandie and Haute-Normandie regions merged

 

President

01 Jan - 04 Jan 2016 Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol .................. 1977- PS

(acting)

04 Jan 2016 - Hervé Morin .............................. 1961-

 

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Occitanie

01 Jan 2016 Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées regions merged

01 Oct 2016 Renamed Occitanie (Occitania)

 

President

01 Jan - 04 Jan 2016 Martin Malvy ............................ 1936- PS

(acting)

04 Jan 2016 - Carole Delga ............................ 1971- PS

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Pays de la Loire

Presidents of the Regional Government

01 Jan 1974 - 07 Oct 1981 Vincent Ansquer ........................... 1925-1987

07 Oct 1981 - 20 Mar 1998 Olivier Guichard .......................... 1920-2004

20 Mar 1998 - 16 May 2002 François Charles Amand Fillon ............. 1954-

16 Mar 2002 - 02 Apr 2004 Jean-Luc Harousseau ....................... 1948- UMP

02 Apr 2004 - 18 Dec 2015 Jacques Auxiette .......................... 1940- PS

18 Dec 2015 - 30 Sep 2017 Bruno Retailleau .......................... 1960- LR

01 Oct - 19 Oct 2017 François Pinte

(acting)

19 Oct 2017 - Christelle Morançais ...................... 1975- LR

 

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Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur

09 Jan 1970 Provence-Côte d'Azur-Corse renamed Provence-Côte d'Azur

02 Aug 1976 Renamed Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

 

Presidents of the Regional Council

11 Jan 1974 - 21 May 1981 Gaston Paul Charles Defferre .............. 1910-1986 PS

21 May 1981 - 21 Mar 1986 Michel Pezet .............................. 1942- PS

21 Mar 1986 - 23 Mar 1998 Jean-Claude Gaudin ........................ 1939- PR

23 Mar 1998 - 18 Dec 2015 Michel Vauzelle ........................... 1944- PS

18 Dec 2015 - 15 May 2017 Christian Estrosi ......................... 1955- LR

15 May 2017 - Renaud Muselier ........................... 1959- LR

(acting to 30 May 2017)

 

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CD=Centre démocrate (Democratic Centre, Centerist, dissolved 1976).

DVG=Divers Gauche (Miscellaneous Left).

EEV=Europe Écologie-Les Verts (Europe Ecology-The Greens, environmentalist).

EM!=EN Marche! (Forward, Onward!, Centerism, social-liberal, third-way).

FN=Front National (National Front, Nationalist, populist, isolationist).

LR=Les Républicains (The Republicans, center-right, former UMP).

LV=Les Verts (The Greens, Enviromentalist, Leftist).

PCF=Parti communiste français (French Communist Party, Communist).

PS=Parti Socialiste (Socialist Party, Social Democratic).

RI=Fédération Nationale des Républicains Indépendants

(National federation of independant republicans, Conservative [Now dissolved]).

RPR=Rassemblement pour la Republique (Rally for the Republic, Gaullist, Consevative 1976-2002).

UDR=Union pour la défense de la République (Gaullist, became UNR 1976).

UMP=Union pour un Moverment Populaire (Union for a popular movement,

Rightwing, Conservative; former UNR/UDR).

UNR=L'Union pour la nouvelle République (Gaullist, renamed UDR 1968).

 

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