Former Prime-Minister of France

A career diplomat, Dominique de Villepin filled various positions in the Government of France. Between 2002 and 2004 he was the Minister of Foreign Affairs, becoming the voice of France and the International Community in its struggle against the invasion of Iraq, Dominique also was the Minister of the Interior between 2002 and 2004 and Prime-Minister between 2005 and 2007. During his tenure, to deal with the crisis he faced, Dominique de Villepin worked to formulate effective strategies and solutions, such as the invocation of the state of emergency to deal with the 2005 suburb riots in France, or his leadership in the battle for jobs, which resulted in an historic reduction of almost 20% of the unemployment rate.