Jean-Paul Bachy

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Jean-Paul Bachy (born March 30, 1947 in Charleville-Mézières, Ardennes) is a French politician and the incumbent President of the Regional Council of Champagne-Ardenne.[1] He is a member of the Socialist Party.

Bachy served as Member of the European Parliament (1983–1988),[1] deputy for the Ardennes (1988–1993) and Mayor of Sedan (1995–2004). He has been a regional councillor since 1986, and was the PS' top candidate in the region in the French regional elections, 2004. He narrowly defeated UMP incumbent Jean-Claude Etienne and became President of the Regional Council. He was excluded from the PS after running against an official PS candidate in the French legislative election, 2007.

Since he is not a member of the PS, he could not run in the party's primaries for the 2010 regional elections but Jacques Meyer, a supporter of Bachy won the primaries and intends to give Bachy the leadership of the PS list in the region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BACHY Jean-Paul". European Development Days. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.