Chantal Jouanno (born 12 July 1969, Vernon, Eure, France) is a French politician. She was Minister of Sports in the third government of François Fillon from 14 November 2010 and 26 September 2011, succeeding to Roselyne Bachelot and being replaced by David Douillet, before taking office as senator on 1 October 2011. She had previously been Secretary of State for Ecology in the second French Government of François Fillon from 21 January 2009 (she replaced Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet) to 14 November 2010. She is a close ally of president Sarkozy and former president of ADEME.
During the 2012 Presidential election, Jouanno suggested if she had to choose between a Socialist candidate and a National Front one, she would vote Socialist. This comment was interpreted by Sarkozy supporters such as Francois Fillon as being critical of Sarkozy's attempts to woo National Front supporters. In October 2012, she announced leaving the UMP party to join the newly created center-right party UDI, lead by Jean-Louis Borloo, as vice-president.
She is a former karate champion, being a twelve-time French champion in her category. On 7 March 2010, she became karate French Team Champion together with her teammates Véronique Mesnil De Vido and Léna Pyrée.
Secretary of State for Ecology: 21 January 2009 – 13 November 2010.
Minister for Sports: 14 November 2010 to 26 September 2011 (Resignation, became senator).
Senate of France
Senator of Paris : Since 1 October 2011. Elected on 25 September 2011.
Regional councillor of Ile-de-France: Since 2010.
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