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François Legault

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Legault in 2011
32nd Premier of Quebec
Assumed office
October 18, 2018
Monarch Elizabeth II
Lieutenant Governor J. Michel Doyon
Deputy Geneviève Guilbault
Preceded by Philippe Couillard
Leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec
Assumed office
November 4, 2011
Preceded by Position established
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for L'Assomption
Assumed office
September 4, 2012
Preceded by Scott McKay
Member of the National Assembly of Quebec for Rousseau
In office
December 15, 1998 – June 25, 2009
Preceded by Lévis Brien
Succeeded by Nicolas Marceau
Personal details
Born May 26, 1957 (1957-05-26) (age 63)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Parti Québécois (1998–2009)
Coalition Avenir Québec (2011–present)
Spouse(s) Isabelle Brais
Children 2
Residence Edifice Price
Alma mater HEC Montréal
Net worth $10,000,000
Portfolio Finances, Economic Development

François Legault (pronounced: [fʁɑ̃swa ləɡo]; born May 26, 1957) is a Canadian politician and businessman. He is the 32nd and current Premier of Quebec since 2018. He has been Leader of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) party since its founding in 2011. He was the co-founder of the Canadian airline Air Transat.

Legault was a member of the National Assembly of Quebec from 1998 to 2009. During this time, he was a part of the Parti Québécois (PQ). He was a cabinet minister while Lucien Bouchard and Bernard Landry were Premier. He was elected in the 1998, 2003, 2007, and 2008 elections. He did not run for election again in 2009, and stopped being a member of the National Assembly that year. As a part of the CAQ, he became a member of the National Assembly again after the 2012 provincial election.


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