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Provisional Government of the French Republic

Gouvernement provisoire de la République française
1944–1946
Emblem of Provisional Government of the French Republic
Emblem
Motto: "Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité"
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity"
Anthem: "La Marseillaise"
 *      France *      French protectorates *      French occupation zones in Germany and Austria
  •      France
  •      French protectorates
  •      French occupation zones in Germany and Austria


Capital Algiers (de facto, 3 June – 31 August 1944)
Paris (de jure; de facto from 31 August 1944)
Common languages French
Religion
Secular state
(excluding Alsace-Lorraine)
Roman Catholicism
Calvinism
Lutheranism
Judaism
(Alsace-Lorraine only)
Government Tripartisme
Chairman  
• 1944–1946
Charles de Gaulle
• 1946
Félix Gouin
• 1946
Georges Bidault
Legislature National Assembly
Historical era World War II
• Proclamation of the GPRF
3 June 1944
6 June 1944
• Provence landings
15 August 1944
25 August 1944
19 March 1945
• Surrender of Germany
8 May 1945
24 October 1945
• Proclamation of the Fourth Republic
27 October 1946
Currency French franc
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Free France
Vichy France
German Military Administration
French Fourth Republic
French Union

The Provisional Government of the French Republic (PGFR; French: Gouvernement provisoire de la République française (GPRF) was an interim government of Free France between 1944 and 1946 after the liberation of continental France after Operations Overlord and Dragoon, and lasted until the creation of the French Fourth Republic.

List of Chairmen of the Provisional Government

Portrait Chairman Took office Left office Time in office Party
Charles de Gaulle
de Gaulle, CharlesCharles de Gaulle
(1890–1970)
3 June 1944 26 January 1946 1 year, 268 days   Independent
Félix Gouin
Gouin, FélixFélix Gouin
(1884–1977)
26 January 1946 24 June 1946 118 days   SFIO
Georges Bidault
Bidault, GeorgesGeorges Bidault
(1899–1983)
24 June 1946 28 November 1946 188 days   MRP
Vincent Auriol
Auriol, VincentVincent Auriol
(1884–1966)
Acting
28 November 1946 16 December 1946 18 days   SFIO
Léon Blum
Blum, LéonLéon Blum
(1872–1950)
16 December 1946 22 January 1947 37 days   SFIO
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