Charles de Gaulle (born 1948)
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Charles de Gaulle (born 25 September 1948 in Dijon) is a French politician. He is the eldest child of Admiral Philippe de Gaulle and grandson of General Charles de Gaulle, and served as a member of the European Parliament (MEP), from 1994 to 2004 (as a member of the Movement for France).
A lawyer in Paris since 1971, Charles de Gaulle was a regional counselor of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais from 1986 to 1992, as a member of the Union for French Democracy (UDF) right-of-center party. From 1989 to 1990, he was the mayor's first assistant in Rueil-Malmaison in the Hauts-de-Seine department. He was present on Valéry Giscard d'Estaing's electoral list during the 1989 European elections, and after resignations from UDF members who preceded him, he took his seat in Strasbourg in 1993.
At the 1994 European elections, he was elected on Philippe de Villiers's Movement for France (MPF)'s electoral list. Starting in 1998, Charles de Gaulle got closer to Jean-Marie Le Pen's National Front (FN). He refused to vote the suspension of Le Pen's parliamentary immunity in Strasbourg, joined the FN in 1999, and then presented himself at the 1999 European elections and the 2001 municipal elections in Paris on National Front lists. He was not reelected to the European Parliament in 2004.
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