President of France

The president of France, officially the President of the French Republic (French: Président de la République française), is the executive head of state of France, and the commander-in-chief of the French Armed Forces. As the presidency is the supreme magistracy of the country, the officeholder is the holder of the highest office in France. The powers, functions and duties of prior presidential offices, in addition to their relation with the prime minister and Government of France, have over time differed with the various constitutional documents since the Second Republic.

President of the French Republic
Président de la République française
Emmanuel Macron

since 14 May 2017
Executive branch of the French Government
StyleMr President
His Excellency
Member of
ResidenceÉlysée Palace
SeatParis, France
AppointerPopular vote
Term lengthFive years, renewable once consecutively
Constituting instrumentFifth Republic Constitution
Inaugural holderLouis-Napoleon Bonaparte
DeputyPresident of the French Senate
Salary€182,000 per annum[1]

The president of the French Republic is the ex officio co-prince of Andorra, grand master of the Legion of Honour and of the National Order of Merit. The officeholder is also honorary proto-canon of the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran in Rome, although some have rejected the title in the past.

The incumbent is Emmanuel Macron, who succeeded François Hollande on 14 May 2017, and was inaugurated for a second term on 7 May 2022.

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