Patrick Balkany

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Patrick Balkany
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Member of the National Assembly of France for 5th Constituency of Hauts-de-Seine
Incumbent
Assumed office
2002 French legislative election
Mayor of Levallois-Perret
Incumbent
Assumed office
19 March 2001
Preceded by Olivier de Chazeaux
Personal details
Born (1948-08-16) 16 August 1948 (age 65)
France Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Political party UMP
Spouse(s) Isabelle Smadja
Children Vanessa & Alexandre
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Religion Judaism

Patrick Balkany (born August 16, 1948) is a member of the National Assembly of France.[1] He represents the Hauts-de-Seine department, and is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement.[1] He is of Hungarian origin.

Political career[edit]

Electoral mandates

National Assembly of France

Member of the National Assembly of France for Hauts-de-Seine : 1988-1997 / And since 2002. Elected in 1988, reelected in 1993, 2002, 2007, 2012.

General Council

Vice-president of the General Council of Hauts-de-Seine : 1982-1988 (Resignation). Reelected in 1988.

General councillor of Hauts-de-Seine : 1982-1988 (Resignation). Reelected in 1988.

Municipal Council

Mayor of Levallois-Perret : 1983-1995 / Since 2001. Reelected in 1989, 2001, 2008.

Municipal councillor of Levallois-Perret : 1983-1997 (Resignation) / Since 2001. Reelected in 1989, 1995, 2001, 2008.

Enquiries by justice or numerous journalists are often made about the Balkany's city management. But Balkany and his wife always react and consider that they are aggressed.[2]

Balkany made international news too when on July 17, 2012, just days before the vote on a new national sexual harassment bill, male lawmakers in the National Assembly including Balkany hooted and made catcalls as Housing Minister Cécile Duflot, wearing a floral dress, spoke about an architecture project.

“We were just admiring her,” Patrick Balkany, a conservative legislator, told Le Figaro.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Office of the Secretary General (2012). "Patrick Balkany". Assemblee-nationale.fr (in French). National Assembly of France. Retrieved 28 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Je me demande s'il n'y a pas une volonté de nuire...", interview by Jean-Pierre Thiollet, France Soir, 2 July 2009
  3. ^ New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/28/world/europe/france-is-expected-to-pass-a-far-reaching-sexual-harassment-law.html

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