François de Rugy

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François de Rugy
François de Rugy 2016.jpg
President of the National Assembly
Assumed office
27 June 2017
President Emmanuel Macron
Preceded by Claude Bartolone
Member of the National Assembly
Assumed office
20 June 2007
Constituency Loire-Atlantique's 1st constituency
Personal details
Born (1973-12-06) 6 December 1973 (age 43)
Nantes, France
Nationality French
Political party REM (2017–present)
(2015–present)
Other political
affiliations
EELV (2010–15)
The Greens (1997–2010)
GE (1991–94)
Alma mater Sciences Po

François Henri Goullet de Rugy (born 6 December 1973 in Nantes) is a French politician who has been President of the National Assembly of France since 2017. He represents the Loire-Atlantique department,[1] originally as a member of the Democratic and Republican Left, a parliamentary group that includes his political party Europe Ecology – The Greens.[2]

Coat of arms of house de Rugy established in the 16th century

Reelected in 2012, he has been proclaimed co-president of the ecologist parliamentary group, in association with Barbara Pompili.

In 2015, he broke with EELV to form his own party, Écologistes!, which supported the administration of François Hollande. In 2016, he entered the Socialist Party presidential primary[3] in which he secured 3.82% of votes in the first round, outstripping polls. Though he promised to support the winner of the primary, he reneged on that commitment in late February, instead backing Emmanuel Macron over primary winner Benoît Hamon,[4] and was subsequently invested by En Marche! in the legislative elections.[5]

On 27 June 2017, François de Rugy was elected President of the National Assembly, after being chosen as candidate by the REM parliamentary group with 353 votes (out of 577 MPs).[6]

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