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.[1] 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.

Ayrault governments

35th and 36th Government of France
Jean-Marc Ayrault
Date formed16 May 2012
Date dissolved9 March 2014
People and organisations
Head of stateFrançois Hollande
Head of governmentJean-Marc Ayrault
No. of ministers20
Member partiesSocialist Party
Radical Party of the Left
Status in legislatureMajority
328 / 577 (57%)
PredecessorThird Fillon government
SuccessorFirst Valls government

Following the legislative victory, 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.

Following a landslide defeat in the French mayoral elections, the second Ayrault government was dissolved on 31 March 2014.[2] Manuel Valls was chosen by Hollande to form the next cabinet.

Prime Minister edit

Post Name Party
  Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault PS

Ministers edit

Post Name Party
  Minister of Foreign Affairs Laurent Fabius PS
  Minister of National Education Vincent Peillon PS
  Minister of Justice
Keeper of the Seals
Christiane Taubira Walwari (app. PRG)
  Minister of the Economy and Finances Pierre Moscovici PS
  Minister of Social Affairs and Health Marisol Touraine PS
  Minister of Territorial and Housing Equality Cécile Duflot EELV
  Minister of the Interior Manuel Valls PS
  Minister of Foreign Trade Nicole Bricq PS
  Minister of Productive Recovery Arnaud Montebourg PS
   Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Delphine Batho (until 2 July 2013) ;
Philippe Martin (since 2 July 2013)
  Minister of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue Michel Sapin PS
  Minister of Defence Jean-Yves Le Drian PS
  Minister of Culture and Communication Aurélie Filippetti PS
  Minister of Higher Education and Research Geneviève Fioraso PS
  Minister of Women's Rights
Spokesperson of the Government
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem PS
  Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Stéphane Le Foll PS
  Minister of State Reform, Decentralisation and Public Service Marylise Lebranchu PS
  Minister of Overseas France Victorin Lurel PS
  Minister of Crafts, Commerce and Tourism Sylvia Pinel PRG
  Minister of Sports, Youth, Popular Education and Community Life Valérie Fourneyron PS

Junior Ministers edit

Post Ministry Name Party
   Minister for the Budget Economy and Finances Jérôme Cahuzac (until 19 March 2013) ;
Bernard Cazeneuve (since 19 March 2013)
  Minister for Educational Success National Education George Pau-Langevin PS
  Minister for Relations with Parliament Prime Minister Alain Vidalies PS
  Minister for the City Territorial and Housing Equality François Lamy PS
  Minister for European Affairs Foreign Affairs Thierry Repentin PS
  Minister for Seniors and Dependents Social Affairs and Health Michèle Delaunay PS
  Minister for Social Economy, Solidarity and Consumption Economy and Finances Benoît Hamon PS
  Minister for the Family Social Affairs and Health Dominique Bertinotti PS
  Minister for the Disabled and the Fight against Exclusion Social Affairs and Health Marie-Arlette Carlotti PS
  Minister for Development Foreign Affairs Pascal Canfin EELV
  Minister for Vocational Training and Apprenticeships Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue Thierry Repentin PS
  Minister for Francophones Foreign Affairs Yamina Benguigui PS
  Minister for Transport, the Sea and Fisheries Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Frédéric Cuvillier PS
  Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises, Innovation and Digital Economy Productive Recovery Fleur Pellerin PS
  Minister for Veterans Defence Kader Arif PS
  Minister for Decentralisation State Reform, Decentralisation and Public Service Anne-Marie Escoffier PRG
  Minister for Food Agriculture, Food and Forestry Guillaume Garot PS
  Minister for French Expatriates Foreign Affairs Hélène Conway-Mouret PS

Roster changes edit

  • 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.

External links edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Décret du 16 mai 2012 relatif à la composition du Gouvernement". Retrieved 6 August 2012.
  2. ^ 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.
Preceded by Government of France
Succeeded by