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.
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 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.
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
6 External links
Early life and education
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
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. He later 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
Wauquiez is famous for his red parka coat.
List of mandates and functions
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.
National Assembly of France
Member of the National Assembly of
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.
President of the Regional Council of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes :
Mayor of Le Puy-en-Velay : 2008-2016 (Resignation). Reelected in
Municipal councillor of Le Puy-en-Velay : 2008-2016
(Resignation). Reelected in 2014.
^ Matthieu Goar (10 December 2017). "
Laurent Wauquiez prend la tête
du parti Les Républicains". Le Monde. Retrieved 10 December
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 - ESR : enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr".
www.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr (in French). Retrieved
^ a b c "Laurent Wauquiez: The hardliner leading France's Les
Republicains farther right -
France 24. 2017-12-11.
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 élu président du
parti Les Républicains". Le Monde.fr (in French).
ISSN 1950-6244. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
Official government profile (in French)
Ministry of Higher Education and Research
Current presidents of regional councils of
Laurent Wauquiez (LR)
Marie-Guite Dufay (PS)
Jean-Yves Le Drian
Jean-Yves Le Drian (PS)
François Bonneau (PS)
Paul Giacobbi (PRG)
Grand Est :
Jean Rottner (LR)
Alain Rousset (PS)
French Guiana :
Rodolphe Alexandre (PSG)
Victorin Lurel (PS)
Valérie Pécresse (LR)
Serge Letchimy (PPM)
Occitanie : Carole Delga (PS)
Xavier Bertrand (DVD)
Hervé Morin (LR)
Christian Estrosi (LR)
Bruno Retailleau (LR)
Didier Robert (LR)
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