François Baroin

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François Baroin
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Mayor of Troyes
Assumed office
25 June 1995
Preceded by Robert Galley
In office
1 October 2014 – 1 October 2017
Preceded by Yann Gaillard
Succeeded by Évelyne Perrot
Constituency Aube
Minister of Finance
In office
29 June 2011 – 10 May 2012
Prime Minister François Fillon
Preceded by Christine Lagarde
Succeeded by Pierre Moscovici
Minister of the Budget
In office
21 March 2010 – 29 June 2011
Prime Minister François Fillon
Preceded by Éric Wœrth
Succeeded by Valérie Pécresse
Minister of the Interior
In office
26 March 2007 – 18 May 2007
Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin
Preceded by Nicolas Sarkozy
Succeeded by Michèle Alliot-Marie
Government Spokesperson of France
In office
14 November 2010 – 29 June 2011
Preceded by Luc Chatel
Succeeded by Valérie Pécresse
In office
17 May 1995 – 7 November 1995
Preceded by Philippe Douste-Blazy
Succeeded by Alain Lamassoure
Minister for Overseas
In office
2 June 2005 – 26 March 2007
Preceded by Brigitte Girardin
Succeeded by Hervé Mariton
Member of the National Assembly for Aube's 3rd constituency
In office
28 March 1993 – 30 September 2014
Preceded by Michel Cartelet
Succeeded by Gérard Menuel
Personal details
Born (1965-06-21) 21 June 1965 (age 53)
Paris, France
Political party Republicans (2015–present)
Other political
Rally for the Republic (Before 2002)
Union for a Popular Movement (2002–2015)
Alma mater Panthéon-Assas University
Higher Institute of Management

François Claude Pierre René Baroin (born 21 June 1965 in Paris) is a French politician, who served as Finance Minister from 2011 to 2012, following a stint as Minister of the Budget in the François Fillon III government. He is a long-time ally of Jacques Chirac and, currently, the mayor of Troyes.

Baroin studied at Panthéon-Assas University.[1] A lawyer, was Minister for Overseas Territories from June 2005 to March 2007 and was briefly Minister of the Interior from March to May 2007. He replaced Nicolas Sarkozy on 26 March 2007 as Interior Minister when Sarkozy left the Government to pursue his presidential candidacy.

On 29 June 2011, François Baroin was appointed Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry, replacing Christine Lagarde following her appointment as Director General of the International Monetary Fund.[2]

He was the partner of the journalist Marie Drucker until they separated in 2008.[3] In 2009, he was linked with Michèle Laroque.[4]

Political career[edit]

Governmental functions

Ministre of Economy, Finance and Industry : 2011-2012.

Government's Spokesman : 2010-2011.

Minister of Budget, Public Accounts and State Reform : 2010-2011.

Minister of Interior : March–May 2007.

Minister of Overseas Territories : 2005–2007.

Government's spokesman : May–November 1995.

Electoral mandates


Senator for Aube : since 2014.

National Assembly of France

Vice-president of the National Assembly of France : 2002–2005

Member of the National Assembly of France for Aube (3rd constituency) : 1993–1995 (Became government's spokesman in 1995) / 1997–2005 (Became minister in 2005) / 2007–2010 (Became minister in 2010) / 2012-2014 (elected as a senator). Elected in 1993, reelected in 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012.

Municipal Council

Mayor of Troyes : Since 1995. Reelected in 2001, 2008, 2014.

Municipal councillor of Troyes : Since 1995. Reelected in 2001, 2008, 2014.

Agglomeration community Council

President of the Agglomeration community of Troyes : Since 2001. Reelected in 2008, 2014.

Member of the Agglomeration community of Troyes : Since 2001. Reelected in 2008, 2014.


President of the France's Mayors Organization (Association des Maires de France, powerful organization for more than 36 000 mayors of France) : since 2014.


  1. ^ Rabreau, Marine (29 June 2011). "Baroin : neuf mois pour asseoir son parcours politique". Le Figaro Économie (in French). 
  2. ^ BBC report on 29 June 2011 of Baroin's appointment to Ministry of Finance
  3. ^ Média, Prisma. "Marie Drucker: avec François Baroin ce serait fini! - Gala". 
  4. ^ "Villepin, un soir à Paris". 13 March 2009. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Galley
Mayor of Troyes
Preceded by
Nicolas Sarkozy
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Michèle Alliot-Marie
Preceded by
Éric Wœrth
Minister of the Budget
Succeeded by
Valérie Pécresse
Preceded by
Christine Lagarde
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Pierre Moscovici