Bernard Accoyer

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Bernard Accoyer
Bernard Accoyer Senate of Poland 01.JPG
14th President of the National Assembly
of France
In office
26 June 2007 – 19 June 2012
President Nicolas Sarkozy
François Hollande
Preceded by Patrick Ollier
Succeeded by Claude Bartolone
Member of the National Assembly of France
for 1st Constituency of Haute-Savoie
Incumbent
Assumed office
2 April 1993
Mayor of Annecy-le-Vieux
Incumbent
Assumed office
20 March 1989
Personal details
Born Bernard Marie Paul Accoyer
(1945-08-12) 12 August 1945 (age 68)
Lyon, France
Political party UMP
Spouse(s) Charlotte Marie Jacquier
Children 3
Profession otorhinolaryngologist

Bernard Accoyer (born 12 August 1945 in Lyon) is a French politician who was President of the National Assembly of France from 2007 to 2012. He is also the Mayor of Annecy-le-Vieux.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Accoyer, a doctor by profession, has served as Mayor of Annecy-le-Vieux since March 1989; he also served as a member of the General Council of Haute-Savoie from March 1992 to March 1998. He is a deputy for the first constituency of Haute-Savoie and was first elected to the National Assembly in the March 1993 parliamentary election; he has been re-elected in each election since.[1][2] He was President of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) group in the National Assembly of France from 2004 to 2007.

In 2007, he was selected as the candidate of the UMP group, which has the absolute majority, for the presidency of the National Assembly. He became the President of the National Assembly on 26 June 2007.[1]

Despite the unwritten tradition that the President of the National Assembly abstains from taking part in votes, Accoyer voted in favor of a bill providing for major constitutional changes on 21 July 2008; because the bill passed by only a one vote margin, his vote in favor, along with that of Socialist deputy Jack Lang, was crucial.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Office of the Secretary General (2012). "Bernard Accoyer". Assemblee-nationale.fr (in French). National Assembly of France. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b CV at personal website (French).
  3. ^ "Sarkozy's flagship French reform passes by two votes", AFP, 21 July 2008.
Political offices
Preceded by
Patrick Ollier
President of the National Assembly
2007–2012
Succeeded by
Claude Bartolone