First Secretary of the French Socialist Party

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Leader of the Socialist Party
Socialist rally Zenith 2007 05 29 n1.jpg
Incumbent
Jean-Christophe Cambadelis

since 15 april 2014
Inaugural holder Alain Savary
Formation 17 July 1969
Website [1]

The First Secretary of the Socialist Party is the most senior politician within the Socialist Party in France. Since the 16 april 2014, the office has been held by Jean-Christophe Cambadelis.

List of First Secretaries of Socialist Party[edit]

Name Years Notes
1st Alain Savary Sin foto.svg July 17, 1969 June 16, 1971
2nd François Mitterrand Reagan Mitterrand 1984 (cropped).jpg June 16, 1971 January 24, 1981 Elected President of the French Republic on May 10, 1981
3rd Lionel Jospin Lionel Jospin 2008.jpg January 24, 1981 May 14, 1988 First term as First Secretary
4th Pierre Mauroy Pierre Mauroy 1990.jpg May 14, 1988 January 9, 1992 Mauroy was Prime Minister from 1981 to 1984.
5th Laurent Fabius Laurent Fabius - Royal & Zapatero's meeting in Toulouse for the 2007 French presidential election 0538 2007-04-19.jpg January 9, 1992 April 3, 1993 The party leadership resigned collectively on April 3, 1993, following defeat of the party in legislative elections.
Fabuis was also Prime Minister from 1984 to 1986.
6th Michel Rocard Michel Rocard16.JPG October 24, 1993 June 19, 1994 Rocard was PM from 1988 to 1991.
7th Henri Emmanuelli Emmanuelli.jpg June 19, 1994 October 14, 1995
8th Lionel Jospin Lionel Jospin 2008.jpg October 14, 1995 November 27, 1997 Second term, interrupted by his appointment as PM
9th François Hollande François Hollande - Royal & Zapatero's meeting in Toulouse for the 2007 French presidential election 0550 2007-04-19.jpg November 27, 1997 November 26, 2008 Longest-serving leader of the Socialist Party. Elected President of the French Republic on May 6, 2012
10th Martine Aubry Martine Aubry.png November 26, 2008[1] September 12, 2012 First woman to hold this office
11th Harlem Désir Harlem2010 cropped.jpg September 12, 2012 April 15,2014 First non white to hold this office
12th Jean-Christophe Cambadelis Socialist rally Zenith 2007 05 29 n1.jpg April 15, 2014 Incumbent

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Harlem Désir temporarily assumed the leadership of Socialist Party from June 30 to October 16, 2011, during Martine Aubry's candidacy for the presidential primaries.


Fracois Hollande is president of France