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Christian Estrosi
Christian Estrosi
(born 1 July 1955) is a French sportsman and politician. He is a former professional motorcyclist and politician, a former Minister, a former President of the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
and the Mayor of Nice.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Motorcycle racing 2.2 Political career

3 Personal life 4 References

Early life[edit] Christian Estrosi
Christian Estrosi
was born on 1 July 1955 in Nice.[1][2] His grandparents were immigrants from Italy.[1] Career[edit] Motorcycle racing[edit] He was a professional motorcycle racer and competed at the world championship level in Grand Prix motorcycle racing.[3] His best result was a fourth-place finish in the 500cc 1978 French Grand Prix.[3] He repeated the result with another fourth-place finish at the 1979 Spanish Grand Prix.[3] He received the Youth and Sports gold medal. Political career[edit] He was a member of the municipal council of Nice
Nice
from 1983 to 1990, when he resigned.[1] He was re-elected in 2008, when he was also elected Mayor of Nice.[1] In 2013, he rejected a plan to build a mosque funded by a businessman from Saudi Arabia in Nice.[4] He has served as President of the Urban community of Nice
Nice
Côte d'Azur since 2008 and Chairman of Métropole Nice
Nice
Côte d'Azur since 2012. He served as regional councillor of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
from 1992 to 2002, and as its Vice President from 1992 to 1998.[1] He served as Vice-president of the General Council of Alpes-Maritimes
Alpes-Maritimes
from 2001 to 2003, and as its President from 2003 to 2008.[1] He served as a member of the National Assembly of France
France
for the 5th constituency of the Alpes-Maritimes
Alpes-Maritimes
from 1988 to 1993, then from 1997 to 2005, from 2008 to 2009, and has served in this capacity since 2010.[1] In addition, he has held several ministerial positions in the French government in Paris.[1] He was appointed on 2 June 2005 as Deputy Minister of Land Management.[1] He was then appointed on 19 June 2007 as the Deputy Minister of the Overseas French territories (DOM-TOM).[1] From 2009 to 2010, he served as Deputy Minister in charge of Industry.[1] He is the recipient of a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Haifa in Israel. He is a Knight of the Legion of Honour
Legion of Honour
from the French Republican, an Officer of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, and a Commander of the Order of Saint-Charles
Order of Saint-Charles
from Monaco. In 2016, Estrosi threatened to sue people who distributed photos of an incident in which Nice
Nice
police ordered a Muslim woman to remove her burkini, saying that circulating the photos would "provoke defamatory remarks and threats against police agents".[5][6] On 8 May 2017, he announced his resignation from the presidency of the PACA region to run to become mayor of Nice
Nice
again, the day after the second round of the presidential election.[7] Personal life[edit] He was married to Dominique Sassone, daughter of Jean Sassone (1931–2006), who served as Vice Mayor of Nice
Nice
from 1977 to 1998.[8][9] References[edit]

^ a b c d e f g h i j k Official website biography ^ National Assembly webpage ^ a b c "Rider Statistics - Christian Estrosi". MotoGP.com. Retrieved 2015-12-19.  ^ Paul Barelli, Mosquée à Nice : l'équilibrisme électoral de M. Estrosi, Le Monde, 10.10.2013. ^ Amar Toor (2016-08-25). "French official threatens to sue social media users who share burkini photos". The Verge.  ^ Press release from Deputy Mayor of Nice, 24 August 2016 ^ " Christian Estrosi
Christian Estrosi
annonce sa démission de la présidence de la région PACA pour redevenir maire de Nice". Agence France-Presse. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.  ^ Dominique Estrosi Sassone: Official biography Archived 2015-02-04 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Olivier Bertrand, Nice : l’ex-femme d’Estrosi contre l’ex-maire, Libération, 14 March 2011.

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 12377373 ISNI: 0000 0000 7832 3812 GND: 141402946 SUDOC: 032103913 BNF: cb1231

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