2012 in France

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Events from the year 2012 in France:

Incumbents[edit]

Incumbent president (until 15 May)-Nicolas Sarkozy

President (after 15 May)-Francois Hollande

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • 22 February - The term 'mademoiselle' is removed from official documents following a campaign by feminist organisations.[4]
  • 28 February - The Constitutional Council rules that the bill criminalising denial of the Armenian genocide infringes on freedom of speech, and is therefore unconstitutional. In response, Nicolas Sarkozy orders a redraft of the bill.[5]

April[edit]

  • May 6 - François Hollande is elected as the new president of France.
  • May 15 - François Hollande is sworn in as president of France.

July[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

Art[edit]

Film[edit]

Music[edit]

Main article: 2012 in French music

Television[edit]

Literature[edit]

Sport[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Samuel, Henry (11 January 2012). "Syria: French journalist killed in Homs". The Telegraph (London: Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "France loses AAA rating as euro governments downgraded". BBC News (BBC). 13 January 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Willsher, Kim (23 January 2012). "Armenian genocide denial to be banned in France as senators approve new law". The Guardian (London: Guardian Media Group). Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Sayare, Scott (22 February 2012). "‘Mademoiselle’ Exits Official France". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "French genocide law 'unconstitutional' rules court". France24. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  6. ^ "Décret n° 2012-875 du 16 juillet 2012 portant création d'une commission de rénovation et de déontologie de la vie publique" [Decree No. 2012-875 of 16 July 2012 establishing a commission renewal and ethics in public life] (in French). LegiFrance. Retrieved 12 November 2014.