François Bonneau is a French politician and the incumbent President of the Regional Council of the Centre region. He is a member of the Socialist Party, he successively served as Vice President of the Montargis Agglomeration Community, municipal councillor in Montargis and member of the Regional Council since 1998. Following the resignation of President Michel Sapin in 2007, he was elected President of the Regional Council, he will run for a full term in his own right in the 2010 regional elections
Noël Mamère is a French journalist and politician. He was the mayor of Bègles in Gironde as well as deputy to the French National Assembly for that constituency, he was for several years a member of the party Europe Écologie–The Greens, but left it in late September 2013. Noël Mamère rose to fame in the 1980s as a journalist and anchorman, in particular on Antenne 2. In 1992, he became president of Brice Lalonde's Ecology Generation party, from which he was expelled in 1994, he founded "Ecology-Solidarity Convergences", of which he was president, before joining Les Verts in 1998. In 2002, he garnered 5.25 % of the votes. On 5 June 2004, he stirred up controversy by conducting a marriage ceremony for a male homosexual couple, nine years before same-sex marriage became legal in France. Electoral mandates European Parliament Member of European Parliament: 1994–1997. Elected in 1994. National Assembly of France Member of the National Assembly of France for Gironde: 1997-2017. Elected in 1997, reelected in 2002, 2007, 2012.
Regional Council Regional councillor of Aquitaine: 1992-1994 / March 1998. Reelected in 1998. Municipal Council Mayor of Bègles: 1989-2017. Reelected in 1995, 2001, 2008, 2014. Municipal councillor of Bègles: 1989-2017. Reelected in 1995, 2001, 2008, 2014. Urban community Council Vice-president of the Urban Community of Bordeaux: 1989–2001. Reelected in 1995. Member of the Urban Community of Bordeaux: 1989–2001. Reelected in 1995. Official website
Valérie Pécresse is a French politician. She has been deputy of the Yvelines since 16 May 2002, Minister for Higher Education and Research from 18 May 2007 to June 2011 and Minister of the Budget from until May 2012, she was the Government's spokeswoman. Pécresse is the daughter of Dominique Roux. Pécresse has degrees from HEC Paris and ÉNA, she was an auditor of the Conseil d'État until 1998, when she was designated Counselor of the President of the French Republic. She speaks French, English and Japanese. In June 2002, she was elected deputy of the Yvelines' second constituency, she was elected regional counselor of Île-de-France in 2004. Pécresse was a national spokeswoman of the UMP, spokeswoman of the party in the Yvelines. On 18 May 2007, she was designated Minister of Higher Education and Research of François Fillon's second cabinet. There, she has launched many reforms. In 2009, the Académie de la Carpette anglaise, an organization that opposes the spread of the English language in Francophone countries, gave Pécresse the Prix de la Carpette Anglaise for having refused to speak French at international meetings in Brussels, Belgium.
After the defeat of Nicolas Sarkozy in the French presidential election of 2012, Pécresse remains a key member of the Union for a Popular Movement. In 2016 Republican presidential primary she endorsed former prime minister Alain Juppé. Governmental function Government's spokeswoman: 2011-2012. Ministre of Budget, Public accounts and State reform: 2011-2012. Minister of Higher Education and Research: 2007-2011. Electoral mandates National Assembly of France Member of the National Assembly of France for Yvelines: 2002–2007. Elected in 2002, reelected in 2007. Regional Council Regional councillor of Île-de-France: Since 2004. Reelected in 2010. Biography interview of Valérie Pécresse for a student TV during the strike of university teacher in February 2009
The Republicans (France)
The Republicans is a centre-right, conservative political party in France. The party was formed on 30 May 2015 by renaming the Union for a Popular Movement party, founded in 2002 under the leadership of former President of France Jacques Chirac; the party used to be one of the two major political parties in the French Fifth Republic along with the centre-left Socialist Party, following the 2017 legislative election, it remains the second largest party in the National Assembly. LR is a member of the European People's Party, the Centrist Democrat International, the International Democrat Union. After the election in November 2014 of Nicolas Sarkozy, the President of France from 2007 to 2012, as president of the Union for a Popular Movement, Sarkozy put forward a request to the party's general committee to change its name to "The Republicans" and alter the statutes of the party. With the name chosen, vice-president of the UMP Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet presented Sarkozy and the party's political bureau the proposed new statutes.
The proposed statutes provided for, among other provisions, the election of the presidents of the departmental federations by direct democracy, the end of the political currents and consulting members on election nominations. Critics of Sarkozy claimed it was "illegal" for him to name the party "Republicans" because every French person is a republican if they support the values and ideals of the French Republic that emanated from the French Revolution, as such the term is above party politics; the new name was adopted by the party bureau on 5 May 2015 and approved by the party membership on 28 May by an online "yes" vote of 83.3% on a 45.7% turnout after a court ruling in favour of Sarkozy. The new party statutes were adopted by 96.3% of voters and the composition of the new political bureau by 94.8%. The change to the name "The Republicans" was confirmed at the party's founding congress on 30 May 2015 at the Paris Event Centre in Paris, attended by 10,000 activists. Angela Merkel, chairwoman of the centre-right CDU, sent a congratulatory message to the congress.
The Republicans thus became the legal successor of the UMP and the leading centre-right party in France. The organisation has been declared in the préfecture de Saône-et-Loire on 9 April 2015. According to the statement of this declaration, its aim is to "promote ideas of the right and centre, open to every people who wish to be member and debate in the spirit of a political party with republican ideas in France or outside France"; this party foundation was published in the Journal officiel de la République française on 25 April 2015. On 3 July 2016, Nicolas Sarkozy announced that he would resign as leader that year in order to compete to be the right-wing candidate in the 2017 presidential election. After winning the party's presidential primary, François Fillon suffered a historic defeat in the first round of the presidential election, with the candidate of the right failing to continue to the second round for the first time in the history of the Fifth Republic amid "Penelopegate". In the second round of the legislative elections in June, The Republicans and its allies suffered further losses, losing nearly a hundred deputies, which represented its worst performance.
After Emmanuel Macron was elected as president, he appointed three right-wing politicians in his government – Édouard Philippe as Prime Minister, Bruno Le Maire as French Ministry for the Economy and Finance, Gérald Darmanin as Minister of Public Action and Accounts. As a consequence, a parliamentary group including LR dissidents supportive of the government line, "The Constructives", was formed in the National Assembly, separate from the existing group. On 11 July, the political bureau of The Republicans agreed to hold a leadership election for president of the party on 10 and 17 December. Politics of France List of political parties in France The Republicans group The Republicans group Official web site of Les Républicains
Loïg Chesnais-Girard is a French politician and the President of the Regional Council of Brittany. He was mayor of Liffré from 2008 to 2017
Renaud Muselier is a French politician. His political mandates include: Muselier is the grandson of Admiral Émile Muselier, he is the nephew of the Queen Geraldine of Albania, wife of the last King of Albania, Zog I deposed by the Italians in 1939. Muselier was a member of the General Council of the department of Bouches-du-Rhône from 1992 to 1995 and member of the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur from 2004 to 2007, he was Deputy Mayor of Marseille from 1995 to 2008. Muselier served as a member of the National Assembly of France for the 5th constituency of Bouches-du-Rhône from 1993 to 2002 from 2007 to 2012. From 2002 to 2005, he served as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Muselier was re-elected of the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in December 2015 and became First Vice-President. On 29 May 2017, he elected President. Muselier became a Member of the European Parliament in the 2014 European elections, he has since been serving on the Committee on Tourism. In addition to his committee assignments, he is a member of the Parliament's delegation to the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.
Associations Pensons le Grand Marseille et Cap sur lAvenir, President Fondation Philippe Daher, Member of the Board of Directors French Development Agency, Member of the Board of Directors Institut du Monde Arabe, Chairman of the Board of Trustees Rencontres d'Arles, Honorary Member of the Board of Directors
Laurent Timothée Marie Wauquiez is a French politician serving as President of The Republicans. He was the Secretary of State for European Affairs under the Foreign and European Affairs Minister, Alain Juppé, he was Government Spokesman from June 2007 to March 2008 as Minister of State under the Prime Minister. He was elected as 2nd Vice President of ORU Fogar at the organization's General Assembly held in Quito on 16 October 2016. On 10 December 2017, Wauquiez was elected president of The Republicans by a wide margin. Pundits have described him as moving the party to the right. Wauquiez graduated from Université Panthéon-Sorbonne with a masters in history and studied public law at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris, attended the École nationale d'administration. Wauquiez held several governmental positions over the course of Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency, he was named the Secretary of State for Employment in 2008 and functioned as the government spokesman. He served as Minister of European Affairs and of Higher Education.
In 2012, he was re-elected to the National Assembly and became head of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in 2015. On 10 December 2017, he was elected as the president of The Republicans. Wauquiez is famous for his red parka coat. Minister of Higher Education and Research: 2011-2012 Minister for European Affairs: 2010-2011 Secretary of State to the Prime Minister, Government Spokesperson: 2007-2008 Secretary of State for Employment: 2008-2010 Member of the National Assembly of France for Haute-Loire's 1st constituency: 2004-2007 / Since 2012. Elected in 2004, reelected in 2007 and 2012. President of the Regional Council of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: since 2016 Mayor of Le Puy-en-Velay: 2008-2016. Reelected in 2014. Municipal councillor of Le Puy-en-Velay: 2008-2016. Reelected in 2014. Official government profile