Luc Chatel

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Luc Chatel
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Luc Chatel in 2008
French Minister of National Education
In office
23 June 2009 – 10 May 2012
President Nicolas Sarkozy
Prime Minister François Fillon
Preceded by Xavier Darcos
Succeeded by Vincent Peillon
Personal details
Born (1964-08-15) 15 August 1964 (age 50)
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.
Nationality French
Political party UMP
Alma mater Pantheon-Sorbonne University

Luc-Marie Chatel (French: [lyk.ma.ʁi ʃa.tɛl]) is a French politician born on August 15, 1964 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. He was Minister of National Education from June 2009 to May 2012,[1] overseeing a difficult transition in the conditions under which new secondary teachers begin their careers. This change of policy was inherited from the previous minister Xavier Darcos.

He previously was the Secretary of State (junior minister) for Consumer Affairs and Tourism from June 2007 to March 2008, and additionally Government’s Spokesman from June 2009 until November 2010.

He is a widower after his wife was found dead on January 22, 2012 from suicide.[2]

Political career[edit]

Governmental functions

  • Minister of National Education, Youth and Voluntary : 2010-2012.
  • Minister of National Education, government's spokesman : 2009-2010.
  • Secretary of State for Industry and Consumer Affairs, government's spokesman : 2008-2009.
  • Secretary of State for Consumer Affairs and Tourism : 2007-2008.

Electoral mandates

National Assembly of France

Regional Council

Municipal Council

Community of Communes Council

  • President of the Communes Community of the Pays chaumontais : Since 2008.
  • Member of the Communes Community of the Pays chaumontais : Since 2008.

Political function

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Political offices
Preceded by
Xavier Darcos
Minister of National Education
2009–2012
Succeeded by
Vincent Peillon