The Ayrault government was the 35th and 36th governments in the Fifth Republic of France, and headed by Jean-Marc Ayrault. The first Ayrault government was formed on 16 May 2012 by the presidential decree of President François Hollande. It was composed of members from the Socialist Party (30), the EELV (2) and the Radical Party of the Left (2). This was the first French government to respect gender equality, with equal male and female posts except the Prime Minister. It lasted one month, until the June legislative elections, after which Ayrault submitted his resignation.
|35th and 36th Government of France|
|Date formed||16 May 2012|
|Date dissolved||9 March 2014|
|People and organisations|
|Head of state||François Hollande|
|Head of government||Jean-Marc Ayrault|
|No. of ministers||20|
|Member parties||Socialist Party|
Radical Party of the Left
|Status in legislature||Majority |
328 / 577 (57%)
|Predecessor||Third Fillon government|
|Successor||First Valls government|
Following the legislative defeat, President Hollande immediately charged him with forming a new government, under Article 8 of the French Constitution. The second Ayrault government (cabinet #36) began on 18 June 2012.
|Prime Minister||Jean-Marc Ayrault||PS|
- On 19 March 2013, Jérôme Cahuzac, Minister for the Budget, resigned following the opening of a judicial inquiry into money laundering, known as the Cahuzac affair. He was succeeded by Bernard Cazeneuve.
- On 2 July 2013, François Hollande terminated Delphine Batho, Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, after she gave an interview contesting the government's budget choices. She was replaced by Philippe Martin.
- "Décret du 16 mai 2012 relatif à la composition du Gouvernement". Legifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 6 August 2012.
- Startin, Nick (28 January 2016). "France: FRANCE". European Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook. 54 (1): 108–116. doi:10.1111/2047-8852.12086.