Gérard Larcher

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Gérard Larcher
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President of the Senate of France
In office
1 October 2008 – 1 October 2011
President Nicolas Sarkozy
Preceded by Christian Poncelet
Succeeded by Jean-Pierre Bel
Senator of Yvelines
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 October 2007
Minister for Employment, Labor and Employability of young
In office
31 May 2005 – 15 May 2007
President Jacques Chirac
Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin
Minister for Labor Relations
In office
31 March 2004 – 31 May 2005
President Jacques Chirac
Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin
Senator of Yvelines
In office
2 October 1985 – 30 April 2004
Personal details
Born (1949-09-14) 14 September 1949 (age 65)
Flers, Orne, France
Political party UMP

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.[1]

Political career[edit]

Governmental function

  • Minister for Employment, Labor and for Employability of young : 2004-2005.
  • Minister for Labor Relations : 2005-2007.

Electoral mandates

Senate of France

  • Senator of Yvelines : 1986-2004
  • Vice President of the Senate : 1997-2001.
  • Président of the Economic Affairs Commission in the Senate : 2001-2004.
  • Senator of Yvelines : 2004
  • Senator of Yvelines : Since 2007
  • President of the Senate of France : 2008-2011.

Regional Council

Municipal Council

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Political offices
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Minister for Employment, Labor and
Employability of young

2004-2005
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Preceded by
Title jointly held
Minister for Labor Relations
2005-2007
Succeeded by
Title jointly held
Senate of France
Preceded by
Christian Poncelet
President of the French Senate
2008-2011
Succeeded by
Jean-Pierre Bel