France-Albert René

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France-Albert René
France-Albert René, June 2014.jpg
2nd President of Seychelles
In office
5 June 1977 – 14 July 2004
Vice PresidentJames Michel
Preceded byJames Mancham
Succeeded byJames Michel
2nd Prime Minister of Seychelles
In office
29 June 1976 – 5 June 1977
PresidentJames Mancham
Preceded byJames Mancham
Succeeded byoffice abolished
Personal details
Born(1935-11-16)16 November 1935
Victoria, Crown Colony of Seychelles
Died27 February 2019(2019-02-27) (aged 83)
Mahé, Seychelles
Political partySeychelles People's Progressive Front
Spouse(s)Karen Handley (1950s)
Geva Adam (1975)
Sarah Zarquani (1992)
Alma materKing's College London
ProfessionLawyer, politician

France-Albert René (French pronunciation: ​[fʁɑ̃salbɛʁ ʁəne]; 16 November 1935[1] – 27 February 2019)[2] was a Seychellois politician. He was the second President of Seychelles from 1977 to 2004. His name is often given as simply Albert René or F.A. René; he was also nicknamed Ti France.

René died on 27 February 2019 in Mahé, Seychelles from respiratory failure, aged 83.[3]

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