Francoise Hollande is currently the 24th President of France. He was elected in 2012, ousting then President Nicolas Sarkozy. His past political experience includes serving as mayor of Tulle (2001-2008) and as President of the General Council of Corrize (2008-2012). He is a member of the Socialist political party. He built his campaign on the promise of anti-austerity and pro-growth, raising some concerns that this may cause tension between France and Germany going forward, but he has promised that he will work hand-in-hand with Germany’s Angela Merkel to help promote a better relationship between the two countries.