First Secretary of the French Socialist Party

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First Secretary
of the Socialist Party
Incumbent
Olivier Faure

since 7 April 2018
Inaugural holderAlain Savary
Formation17 July 1969; 49 years ago (1969-07-17)
Websitewww.parti-socialiste.fr

The First Secretary of the Socialist Party is the most senior politician within the Socialist Party in France. The office is currently held by Olivier Faure since 7 April 2018.

List of First Secretaries of Socialist Party[edit]

Name Years Notes
1st Alain Savary Sin foto.svg 17 July 1969 16 June 1971
2nd François Mitterrand Reagan Mitterrand 1984 (cropped).jpg 16 June 1971 24 January 1981 Elected President of the French Republic on 10 May 1981
3rd Lionel Jospin Lionel Jospin 2008.jpg 24 January 1981 14 May 1988 First term as First Secretary
4th Pierre Mauroy Pierre Mauroy 1990.jpg 14 May 1988 9 January 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 9 January 1992 3 April 1993 The party leadership resigned collectively on 3 April 1993, following defeat of the party in legislative elections.
Fabius was also Prime Minister from 1984 to 1986.
6th Michel Rocard Michel Rocard16.JPG 24 October 1993 19 June 1994 Rocard was PM from 1988 to 1991.
7th Henri Emmanuelli Emmanuelli.jpg 19 June 1994 14 October 1995
8th Lionel Jospin Lionel Jospin 2008.jpg 14 October 1995 27 November 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 27 November 1997 26 November 2008 Longest-serving leader of the Socialist Party. Elected President of the French Republic on 6 May 2012
10th Martine Aubry Martine Aubry.png 26 November 2008[1] 12 September 2012 First woman to hold this office
11th Harlem Désir Harlem2010 cropped.jpg 12 September 2012 15 April 2014 First non-white person to hold this office
12th Jean-Christophe Cambadélis Socialist rally Zenith 2007 05 29 n1.jpg 15 April 2014 30 September 2017 Resigned in the wake of the party's defeat in the parliamentary elections.
- Rachid Tema Sin foto.svg 30 September 2017 7 April 2018 Served an interim tenure.
13th Olivier Faure Olivier Faure.jpg 7 April 2018 Incumbent Elected by acclamation in 29 March 2018, following the withdrawal of Stéphane Le Foll.

Notes[edit]

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