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Laurent Timothée Marie Wauquiez (French pronunciation: ​[lo.ʁɑ̃ ti.mɔ.te ma.ʁi vo.kje]; born 12 April 1975 in Lyon) is a French politician. On 10 December 2017, Wauquiez was elected president of The Republicans by a wide margin.[1] He was the Secretary of State for European Affairs under the Foreign and European Affairs Minister, Alain Juppé; and he was previously Secretary of State for Employment under the Minister of the Economy, Industry and Employment[2] since March 2008 in François Fillon’s government. He also 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 (Ecuador) on 16 October 2016. Pundits have described him as moving the party to the right.[3]

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Political career 3 Personal life 4 List of mandates and functions

4.1 Governmental functions 4.2 Electoral mandates

4.2.1 National Assembly of France 4.2.2 Regional Council 4.2.3 Municipal Council

5 References 6 External links

Early life and education[edit] Wauquiez graduated from Université Panthéon-Sorbonne with a masters in history and studied public law at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (SciencesPo), and attended the École nationale d'administration (Ena).[4] Political career[edit] 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 also functioned as the government spokesman.[5][6] He later served as Minister of European Affairs and of Higher Education.[5] In 2012, he was re-elected to the National Assembly and became head of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
region in 2015.[5] On 10 December 2017, he was elected as the president of The Republicans.[7] Personal life[edit] Wauquiez is famous for his red parka coat.[3] List of mandates and functions[edit] Governmental functions[edit] Minister of Higher Education and Research : 2011-2012. Minister for European Affairs : 2010-2011. Secretary of State with the Prime Minister, Government Spokesman : 2007-2008. Secretary of State for Employment : 2008-2010. Electoral mandates[edit] National Assembly of France[edit] Member of the National Assembly of France
France
for Haute-Loire's 1st constituency : 2004-2007 (He became secretary of State in 2007) / Since 2012. Elected in 2004 (by-election), reelected in 2007 and 2012. Regional Council[edit] President of the Regional Council of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes : since 2016. Municipal Council[edit] Mayor of Le Puy-en-Velay : 2008-2016 (Resignation). Reelected in 2014. Municipal councillor of Le Puy-en-Velay : 2008-2016 (Resignation). Reelected in 2014. References[edit]

^ Matthieu Goar (10 December 2017). " Laurent Wauquiez
Laurent Wauquiez
prend la tête du parti Les Républicains". Le Monde. Retrieved 10 December 2017.  ^ " Laurent Wauquiez
Laurent Wauquiez
dénonce "la myopie politique" de Martine Aubry". Les Échos (in French). 13 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.  ^ a b "France's centre-right offers no serious opposition to Emmanuel Macron". The Economist. 12 October 2017.  ^ enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr, ESR :. "Biographie de Laurent Wauquiez
Laurent Wauquiez
- ESR : enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr". www.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr (in French). Retrieved 2017-12-14.  ^ a b c "Laurent Wauquiez: The hardliner leading France's Les Republicains farther right - France
France
24". France
France
24. 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2017-12-14.  ^ " Laurent Wauquiez
Laurent Wauquiez
entre au gouvernement comme secrétaire d'Etat à l'Emploi". ladepeche.fr (in French). Retrieved 2017-12-14.  ^ Goar, Matthieu (2017-12-10). " Laurent Wauquiez
Laurent Wauquiez
élu président du parti Les Républicains". Le Monde.fr (in French). ISSN 1950-6244. Retrieved 2017-12-14. 

External links[edit]

Official government profile (in French)

Political offices

Preceded by Valérie Pécresse Ministry of Higher Education and Research 2011–2012 Succeeded by Geneviève Fioraso

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Current presidents of regional councils of France
France

   

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes : Laurent Wauquiez
Laurent Wauquiez
(LR) Bourgogne-Franche-Comté : Marie-Guite Dufay
Marie-Guite Dufay
(PS) Brittany : Jean-Yves Le Drian
Jean-Yves Le Drian
(PS) Centre : François Bonneau
François Bonneau
(PS) Corsica : Paul Giacobbi (PRG)

Grand Est : Jean Rottner
Jean Rottner
(LR) Nouvelle-Aquitaine : Alain Rousset
Alain Rousset
(PS) French Guiana : Rodolphe Alexandre
Rodolphe Alexandre
(PSG) Guadeloupe : Victorin Lurel
Victorin Lurel
(PS) Île-de-France : Valérie Pécresse
Valérie Pécresse
(LR) Martinique : Serge Letchimy
Serge Letchimy
(PPM)

Occitanie : Carole Delga (PS) Hauts-de-France : Xavier Bertrand
Xavier Bertrand
(DVD) Normandy : Hervé Morin
Hervé Morin
(LR) PACA : Christian Estrosi
Christian Estrosi
(LR) Pays-de-la-Loire : Bruno Retailleau
Bruno Retailleau
(LR) Réunion : Didier Robert
Didier Robert
(LR)

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