Alain Joyandet

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Alain Joyandet
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Member of the
National Assembly of France
from Haute-Saône's 1st district
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 2010
Preceded by Patrice Debray
President of UMP-NC-DVD Group in the Franche-Comté Regional Council De facto Leader of Opposition
In office
25 march 2010 – 9 July 2010
Preceded by Sylvie Vermeillet
Succeeded by Sylvie Vermeillet
Regional Councillor from Doubs
In office
25 march 2010 – 9 July 2010
Personal details
Nationality French France
Political party Union for a Popular Movement

Alain Joyandet (born January 15, 1954 in Dijon, Côte-d'Or) is a French politician who was appointed Secretary of State for Cooperation and Francophony in the government of François Fillon from March 18, 2008 to July 2010. Prior to that, he was CEO of the Société Nouvelle des Éditions Comtoises (SNEC), a publisher of weekly newspapers and journals. He is a journalist by training.

He has been mayor of Vesoul since 1995 and senator of Franche-Comté from 1995 to 2002.

In 2010, he won the UMP nomination for President of Franche-Comté, but lost to socialist candidate Marie-Guite Dufay in the general election.

At the end of March 2010 Joyandet made headlines for spending 116,500 euros of taxpayers' money chartering a private jet to fly him to Martinique to an international conference on Haiti and back to Paris.[1]

On 4 July 2010, he resigned his government post, the same day as Christian Blanc, Secretary of State for Development of the capital region. The French press had reported the suspected misuse of public money by the two ministers. Alain Joyandet was accused of renting a private jet to € 116,500 to travel to Martinique, where he was to attend an international conference for reconstruction after the earthquake of Haiti. An article in the Canard Enchaîné also suspected of having received an illegal building permit for his house of Grimaud, which he abandoned shortly after.

Political career[edit]

Governmental functions

Secretary of State for Cooperation and Francophony : 2008-2010 (Resignation on 4 July 2010).

Electoral mandates

Senate of France

Senator of Haute-Saône : 1995-2002 (Resignation, became a member of the National Assembly of France in 2002).

National Assembly of France

Member of the National Assembly of France for Haute-Saône (1st constituency) : 2002-2008 (Became secretary of State in 2008) / Since 2010. Elected in 2002, reelected in 2007.

Regional Council

Leader of the Opposition in the Regional Council : march-July 2010.

Regional councillor of Franche-Comté : march-July 2010 (Resignation).

General Council

General councillor of Haute-Saône : 1992-2002 (Resignation). Reelected in 1998.

Municipal Council

Mayor of Vesoul : since 1995. Reelected in 2001, 2008.

Municipal councillor of Vesoul : since 1989. Reelected in 1995, 2001, 2008

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References[edit]

Assembly seats
Preceded by
Michel Miroudot
French Senator from Haute-Saône
serving with Bernard Joly

1995 -2002
Succeeded by
Christian Bergelin
Preceded by
Christian Bergelin
Member of National Assembly of France
from Haute-Saône 1st Constituency

2002 -2008
Succeeded by
Patrice Debray
Preceded by
Patrice Debray
Member of National Assembly of France
from Haute-Saône 1st Constituency

2010 -
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Jean-Marie Bockel
State Secretary of Cooperation and Francophony
2008–2010
Succeeded by
Function deleted
Preceded by
Loïc Niepeceron
Mayor of Vesoul
since 1995
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jean-François Humbert
Union for a popular movement nominee for President of Franche Comté
2010 (lost)
Succeeded by
current nominee
Preceded by
Sylvie Vermeillet
President of UMP Group in the Franche-Comté Regional Council
2010–2010
Succeeded by
Sylvie Vermeillet