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Jean-Marc Ayrault
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Ayrault in 2012
Prime Minister of France
In office
15 May 2012 – 31 March 2014
President François Hollande
Preceded by François Fillon
Succeeded by Manuel Valls
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development
In office
11 February 2016 – 10 May 2017
President François Hollande
Prime Minister Manuel Valls
Bernard Cazeneuve
Preceded by Laurent Fabius
Succeeded by Jean-Yves Le Drian (Europe and Foreign Affairs)
Leader of the socialist group in the National Assembly
In office
12 June 1997 – 19 June 2012
Preceded by Laurent Fabius
Succeeded by Bruno Le Roux
Mayor of Nantes
In office
20 March 1989 – 21 June 2012
Preceded by Michel Chauty
Succeeded by Patrick Rimbert
Mayor of Saint-Herblain
In office
14 March 1977 – 20 March 1989
Preceded by Michel Chauty
Succeeded by Charles Gautier
Member of the National Assembly
for Loire-Atlantique's 3rd constituency
In office
1 May 2014 – 12 March 2016
Preceded by Jean-Pierre Fougerat
Succeeded by Karine Daniel
In office
23 June 1988 – 20 July 2012
Preceded by proportional representation per department
Succeeded by Jean-Pierre Fougerat
Member of the National Assembly
for Loire-Atlantique
In office
2 April 1986 – 23 June 1988
Preceded by Jean-Pierre Fougerat
Succeeded by Jean-Pierre Fougerat
Personal details
Born (1950-01-25) 25 January 1950 (age 73)
Maulévrier, France
Political party Socialist Party
Brigitte Terrien
(m. 1971)
Children 2 daughters
Alma mater University of Nantes

Jean-Marc Ayrault (French: [ʒɑ̃maʁk eʁo]; born 25 January 1950) is a French politician who served as Prime Minister of France from 15 May 2012 to 31 March 2014. He later was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2016 to 2017. He previously was Mayor of Nantes from 1989 to 2012 and led the Socialist Party group in the National Assembly from 1997 to 2012.

Early life

Born in Maulévrier in Maine-et-Loire, Jean-Marc Ayrault is the son of Joseph Ayrault, from Maulévrier, formerly an agricultural worker who was subsequently employed in a textile factory, and of Georgette Uzenot, a former seamstress who later became a full-time housewife.

His early schooling was at the St Joseph Catholic primary school in Maulévrier, after which, between 1961 and 1968, he attended the Lycée Colbert, in Cholet. He subsequently studied German at the University of Nantes. In 1969/70 he spent a term at the University of Würzburg in Bavaria. He graduated with a degree in German in 1971 and in 1972 obtained his graduate teaching diploma. He stayed in the Nantes area for his probationary teaching year which was undertaken in Rezé. Between 1973 and his election to the National Assembly in 1986 he worked as a German language teacher in nearby Saint-Herblain.

Personal life

When President Hollande published a list of bank deposits and property held by all 38 ministers for first time 2012, Ayrault declared personal assets worth 1.5 million euros.

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