Laurent Beauvais

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Laurent Beauvais
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President of the Regional Council of Lower Normandy
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 April 2008
Preceded by Philippe Duron
Personal details
Born (1952-06-24) 24 June 1952 (age 62)
Nogent-le-Rotrou, France
Nationality French
Political party Socialist Party
Alma mater University of Caen, Sciences-Po Paris, Paris Dauphine University

Laurent Beauvais (born 24 June 1952) is a French politician and the incumbent President of the Regional Council of Basse-Normandie. He is a member of the Socialist Party.[1]

Born in Nogent-le-Rotrou, Eure-et-Loir, he grew up in Evreux then Mortrée near Argentan (Orne).

He joined the Socialist Party at age 21 and he was elected to the Mortrée municipal council in 1977. He worked in the cabinets of various Socialist Research Ministers, and was a member of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). He did not run for re-election in Mortrée in 1989, choosing to run on the list of François Doubin (MRG) in Argentan. Following Doubin's election, be became deputy mayor. Elected opposition regional councillor in 1998, elected to lead the Communauté de communes of Argentan in 2001, he finally became vice-president of the Basse-Normandie Regional Council; responsible for Education, Higher Education and Research under Socialist President Philippe Duron.

Following Philippe Duron's election as Mayor of Caen, he succeeded him as President of the Regional Council. He will run for a full term in his own right as the PS' top candidate in the region in the 2010 regional elections.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Auzias, Dominique; Labourdette, Jean-Paul (2009-04-01). Le Petit Futé Caen (in French). Petit Futé. pp. 278–. ISBN 978-2-7469-2429-1. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.