Henri de Raincourt

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Henri de Raincourt (born 17 November 1948) is a French politician who was Minister for Relations with Parliament (2009-2010) and Minister in charge of Co-operation (2010-2012) during Nicolas Sarkozy’s presidency. Previously a Senator representing the Yonne department, he is set to re-join the Senate in June 2012, a month after leaving the Government.

He was elected Senator for Yonne in 1986, and re-elected in 1995 and 2004; he was Chairman of the Union for a Popular Movement Senate caucus between 2008 and 2009. He has also served as President of the Yonne General Council between 1992 and 2008.

A farmer by profession, Henri de Raincourt is the son of Philippe de Raincourt (1909–1959), Senator for Yonne from 1948 to 1959. He is also a fourth-generation grandson of the marquis de Sade.

He is deputy chairman of the UMP since 2013.

Political career[edit]

Governmental functions[edit]

  • Minister in charge of Relationships with Parliament: 2009-2010.
  • Minister in charge of Co-operation under the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs: 2010-2012.

Electoral mandates[edit]

Senate of France[edit]

  • Chairman of the Union for a Popular Movement Group in the Senate: 2008-2009.
  • Chairman of the Republicans and Independents Group in the Senate: 1995-2002. Re-elected in 1998, 2001.
  • Senator for Yonne : 1986-2009 (Became minister in 2009). Elected in 1986, re-elected in 1995, 2004, 2008.

Regional Council[edit]

  • Regional Councillor of Bourgogne: Since 2010.

General Council[edit]

  • President of the Yonne General Council: 1992-2008. Re-elected in 1994, 1994, 2001, 2004.
  • Vice President of the Yonne General Council: 1982-1992. Re-elected in 1985, 1988.
  • General Councillor of Yonne: 1980-2008. Re-elected in 1982, 1988, 1994, 2001.

Municipal Council[edit]

  • Mayor of Saint-Valérien, Yonne: 1977-2001. Reelected in 1983, 1989, 1995.
  • Municipal Councillor of Saint-Valérien, Yonne: Since 1977. Reelected in 1983, 1989, 1995, 2001, 2008.

Community of Communes Council[edit]

  • President of the Gâtinais-en-Bourgogne Community of Communes Council: Since 2008.
  • Member of the Gâtinais-en-Bourgogne Community of Communes Council: Since 2008.

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