Socialist politician who became the 24th President of France on May 6, 2012. He also served as the Mayor of Tulle from 2001 to 2008.
He signed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, known as Bill no. 344 on May 18, 2013, with the first same-sex weddings under the law taking place eleven days later.
He was preceded by Nicolas Sarkozy as President of France.
He resided in the United States for a short period of time while he was a University student and worked as a councillor in the Court of Audit.
He married Valerie Trierweiler in 2005.