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Francois Fillon, (born 4 March 1954) is a former Prime Minister of France. He was born in Le Mans. Nicolas Sarkozy gave him the job on 17 May 2007. He resigned on 15 May 2012, following the defeat of Sarkozy in the presidential elections. A new Prime minister was appointed following the inauguration of new president François Hollande. The new Prime minister is Jean-Marc Ayrault, the Mayor of Nantes.