|5th President of the Senate of France|
1 October 2008 – 1 October 2011
|Preceded by||Christian Poncelet|
|Succeeded by||Jean-Pierre Bel|
|Senator of Yvelines|
1 October 2007
|Minister for Employment, Labor and Employability of young|
31 May 2005 – 15 May 2007
|Prime Minister||Dominique de Villepin|
|Minister for Labor Relations|
31 March 2004 – 31 May 2005
|Prime Minister||Jean-Pierre Raffarin|
|Senator of Yvelines|
2 October 1985 – 30 April 2004
14 September 1949 |
Flers, Orne, France
Gérard Larcher (born 14 September 1949) is a French politician who was President of the Senate of France from 2008 to 2011. A member of the center-right Union for a Popular Movement, he was a Senator for the Yvelines département from 1986 to 2004 and has been again since 2007.
Larcher was born in Flers, Orne to a Catholic family, but converted to Protestantism upon his marriage. He was a junior minister in the Ministry of Social Affairs and was the Mayor of Rambouillet from 1983 to 2004.
Following the September 2008 Senate elections, Larcher was endorsed for the position of President of the Senate by the majority UMP Parliamentary Group after a contest against former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin. He was elected as President of the Senate on 1 October 2008 receiving 173 votes against 134 votes for Socialist candidate Jean-Pierre Bel.
Minister of Labor Relations : 2004-2005.
Minister of Employment, Labor and for employability of young : 2005-2007.
Senate of France
President of the Senate of France : 2008-2011.
Vice-president of the Senate of France : 1997-2001.
Président of the Economic Affairs Commission in the Senate : 2001-2004.
Senator of Yvelines : 1986-2004 (Became minister in 2004) / And since 2007. Elected in 1986, reelected in 1995, 2007.
Regional councillor of Île-de-France : 1985-1989 (Resignation). Elected in 1986.
Mayor of Rambouillet : 1983-2004 (Resignation) / Since 2007. Reelected in 1989, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2008.
Deputy-mayor of Rambouillet : 2004-2007 (Resignation).
Municipal councillor of Rambouillet : Since 1983. Reelected in 1989, 1995, 2001, 2008.
- "Séance du 1er octobre 2008 (compte rendu intégral des débats)", Senate website (French).
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