Marie-France Garaud

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Marie-France Garaud
In office
July 20, 1999 – July 19, 2004
Personal details
Born Marie-France Quintard
(1934-06-06) June 6, 1934 (age 80)
Poitiers, France
Political party Rally for the Republic
Residence France
Occupation Member of the European Parliament
Religion Roman Catholic

Marie-France Garaud (born 3 March 1934) is a French politician.[1]

She has been a private advisor for President Pompidou, Jacques Chirac at his first time as Prime Minister and François Mitterrand. In the 1970s, she is considered to be the most influential woman of France. She has been candidate to the 1981 French presidential election and sat at the European parliament from 1999 to 2004, elected on the list of Charles Pasqua and Philippe de Villiers.

A Gaullist, she has a very critical eye on the driftage of the Fifth Republic, losing her regal substance such as a strong state or a centralized power because of decentralization and Maastricht Treaty which monopolizes the sovereignty and so transforms France as an area of the European continent and not a free nation. She defines a free nation in the capacities to coin (France can't do it any more because of the Eurozone), to make the law (the European law is integrated in the French constitution and is above the French code), to do peace and war (France returned in NATO under Nicolas Sarkozy) and to provide Justice (European Court of Justice). She was for the "no" for the French Maastricht Treaty referendum and for the 2005 French European Constitution referendum

Books[edit]

  • De l’Europe en général et de la France en particulier, with Philippe Séguin (1992)
  • Maastricht, pourquoi non (1992)
  • La Fête des fous : Qui a tué la Ve République ? (2006)
  • Impostures politiques (2010)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramsay, Raylene L. (2003). French women in politics: writing power, paternal legitimization, and maternal legacies. Berghahn Books. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-57181-082-3.