Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Although François Hollande had never held a national government office before the 2012 election, he has a long political career. In 1979 François Hollande joined the Socialist party and, being a determined politician who is able to mediate a dialogue, became the leader of the French Socialist Party at the time when it was plagued by internal struggles. Moreover, he remained in the office for 11 years. In 2012 François Hollande reached the highest point in his political career, becoming the President of the French Republic. Learn more about François Hollande, his life and career and the 2012 French presidential election which brought him victory in this book.