As of 2014, the President of France is François Hollande. The country's 24th president, Hollande won office in 2012, and his term is set to expire in 2017, when he may run for re-election for the only time.
As president, Hollande, a Socialist, has charted a reformist agenda, supporting gay rights, increasing social welfare programs, raising taxes on the wealthy, reforming pensions and tackling France's sclerotic employment regulations, according to Biography. The president prior to François Hollande was Nicolas Sarkozy, who occupied the office between 2007 and 2012. To win the office, Sarkozy defeated Hollande's long-term romantic partner at the time, Ségolène Royal. The couple has since broken up, and Hollande's romantic life has become fodder for the tabloid press.Learn More
As of 2014, the president of Russia is Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. He previously served as president between 2000 and 2008, and he assumed the office again in May 2012.Full Answer >
Xi Jinping is the President of the People's Republic of China. He began his term in office on November 15, 2012, and he has called for a new flowering of Chinese power and culture called the "Chinese Dream."Full Answer >
The presidential role in the country of Belize belongs to the Prime Minister, Dean O. Barrow. Mr. Barrow was sworn into office on February 8th, 2008 as a result of a landslide general election victory in Belize's sixth post-independence electionFull Answer >
Australia, a Commonwealth country, does not have a president. The nation does have a prime minister. The prime minister of Australia as of March 2014 is Tony Abbott, the head of the Labor Party of Australia.Full Answer >