Nicolas Sarkozy
2007 - 2012

Official portrait: Nicolas Sarkozy
Portrait officiel de Nicolas Sarkozy
© La Documentation française. Photo Philippe Warrin

28 January 1955 
Nicolas Sarkozy was born in the 17th arrondissement of Paris.

1979-1981
He studied at Sciences Po Paris.
He wrote a dissertation on the Referendum of 27 April 1969.

1977
He was elected Municipal Councillor for Neuilly-sur-Seine.

1978
He was awarded a degree in Private Law.

1981
He was awarded a special degree to practice as a lawyer (CAPA). 

1983 to 2002
He was Mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine.

1986-1988
He was Vice-Chairman of the Hauts-de-Seine Departmental Council, responsible for cultural education.

1988-2002
He served as Deputy for the Department of Hauts-de-Seine (6th constituency).

6 February 1998
Secretary-General of the Rassemblement pour la République (RPR).

1993-1995
He served as Minister of the Budget and Communication.

1993-1995
He was the Government Spokesperson.

July-September 1999
He was elected member of the European Parliament.

2002-2004 
He served as Minister of the Interior, Internal Security and Local Freedoms.

2004 - 2005
He served as Ministre d'État, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industry. 

28 November 2004
He was President of the Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP). 

2004-2007
He was President of the Hauts-de-Seine Departmental Council.

May 2005 - March 2007
He served as Minister of the Interior and Regional Development. 

6 May 2007
He was elected President of the French Republic with 53.06% of votes. 

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