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Laurent Fabius
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President of the Constitutional Council
Assumed office
8 March 2016
President François Hollande
Emmanuel Macron
Preceded by Jean-Louis Debré
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development
In office
16 May 2012 – 11 February 2016
Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault
Manuel Valls
Preceded by Alain Juppé
Succeeded by Jean-Marc Ayrault
Prime Minister of France
In office
17 July 1984 – 20 March 1986
President François Mitterrand
Preceded by Pierre Mauroy
Succeeded by Jacques Chirac
Minister of Finance
In office
28 March 2000 – 7 May 2002
Prime Minister Lionel Jospin
Preceded by Christian Sautter
Succeeded by Francis Mer
President of the National Assembly
In office
12 June 1997 – 28 March 2000
Preceded by Philippe Séguin
Succeeded by Raymond Forni
In office
23 June 1988 – 22 January 1992
Preceded by Jacques Chaban-Delmas
Succeeded by Henri Emmanuelli
Minister of the Budget
In office
22 May 1981 – 23 March 1983
Prime Minister Pierre Mauroy
Preceded by Maurice Papon
Succeeded by Henri Emmanuelli
Personal details
Born 20 August 1946 (1946-08-20) (age 75)
Paris, France
Political party Socialist Party
Spouse(s) Françoise Castro (m.1981-div.2002)
Children 3
Education Lycée Janson-de-Sailly
Lycée Louis-le-Grand
Alma mater École normale supérieure
Sciences Po
École nationale d'administration

Laurent Fabius ( born 20 August 1946) is a French politician of Jewish descent. He was President of the Constitutional Council since 8 March 2016. He has been a member of the Socialist Party. He was the Prime Minister of France from 17 July 1984 to 20 March 1986. Fabius was 37 years old when he was appointed and is, so far, the youngest Prime Minister of the Fifth Republic.

Fabius was also President of the National Assembly from 1988 to 1992 and again from 1997 to 2000. He was Minister of Finance from 2000 to 2002 and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2016.

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