Provisional Government of the French Republic

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Provisional Government of the French Republic
Gouvernement provisoire de la République française
Emblem of Provisional Government of the French Republic
Motto: "Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité"
"Liberty, Equality, Fraternity"
Anthem: "La Marseillaise"
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  •   France
  •   French protectorates
  •   French occupation zones in Germany and Austria

CapitalAlgiers (de facto, 3 June – 31 August 1944)
Paris (de jure; de facto from 31 August 1944)
Common languagesFrench
Secular state
(excluding Alsace-Lorraine)
Roman Catholicism
(Alsace-Lorraine only)
• 1944–1946
Charles de Gaulle
• 1946
Félix Gouin
• 1946
Georges Bidault
• 1946–1947
Léon Blum
LegislatureNational Assembly
Historical eraWorld War II
• Proclamation of the GPRF
3 June 1944
6 June 1944
15 August 1944
25 August 1944
19 March 1945
8 May 1945
24 October 1945
• Proclamation of the Fourth Republic
27 October 1946
CurrencyFrench franc
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Free France
Vichy France
German Military Administration
French Fourth Republic
French Union

The Provisional Government of the French Republic (PGFR; French: Gouvernement provisoire de la République française (GPRF) was an interim government of Free France between 1944 and 1946 after the liberation of continental France after Operations Overlord and Dragoon, and lasted until the creation of the French Fourth Republic.[1]

List of Chairmen of the Provisional Government[change | change source]

Portrait Chairman Took office Left office Time in office Party
Charles de Gaulle
de Gaulle, CharlesCharles de Gaulle
3 June 194426 January 19461 year, 268 days Independent
Félix Gouin
Gouin, FélixFélix Gouin
26 January 194624 June 1946118 days SFIO
Georges Bidault
Bidault, GeorgesGeorges Bidault
24 June 194628 November 1946188 days MRP
Vincent Auriol
Auriol, VincentVincent Auriol
28 November 194616 December 194618 days SFIO
Léon Blum
Blum, LéonLéon Blum
16 December 194622 January 194737 days SFIO

References[change | change source]

  1. Talbot, C. Imlay; Duffy Toft, Monica (2007-01-24). The Fog of Peace and War Planning: Military and Strategic Planning Under Uncertainty. Routledge, 2007. p. 227. ISBN 9781134210886.