Sophie Joissains

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Sophie Joissains
Born October 25, 1969
Nationality French
Occupation Politician
Parents Alain Joissains
Maryse Joissains-Masini

Sophie Joissains (born 25 October 1969) is a French politician and a member of the Senate of France.[1][2][3] She represents the Bouches-du-Rhône department and is a member of the Radical Party.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Sophie Joissains was born on October 25, 1969 to Alain Joissains, mayor of Aix-en-Provence from 1978 to 1983, and Maryse Joissains-Masini, also mayor since 2001.[1][3][4][5][6] To study Law, she moved to Paris, then Louvain, and she eventually received a Master of Advanced Studies.[6] She also worked in cinema for Anatole Dauman, and started a career as a criminologist.[2][6]

Career[edit]

In 2008, she became the youngest female member of the French Senate.[3][5][7][8][9][10] She also serves as the deputy mayor of Aix-en-Provence.[1][2][10] She has been accused of nepotism.[6]

She supports the HADOPI law.[11] Alongside Claude Domeizel, she has proposed a bank holiday to celebrate laïcité.[12]

Personal life[edit]

She is a cancer survivor.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Senate webpage
  2. ^ a b c d Parti Radical webpage
  3. ^ a b c 'Les premiers pas au Sénat de Sophie Joissains', in Le Parisien, 25.09.2008 [1]
  4. ^ Yvan Stefanovitch, La caste des 500: enquête sur les princes de la république, Lattès, 2010, p. 291 [2]
  5. ^ a b Marion Brunet, 'Sophie Joissains, la benjamine du Sénat', in Le Point, 02/10/2008 [3]
  6. ^ a b c d e Thierry Noir, 'La relève du clan Joissains', in Le Point, 26/03/2009 [4]
  7. ^ Université Paul Cézanne interview
  8. ^ Raphaëlle Duchemin, 'Le Sénat, une maison de retraite dorée?', in France Info, 25 September 2009 [5]
  9. ^ 'Un Sénat plus jeune et plus féminin', in Le Point, 22.09.2008 [6]
  10. ^ a b Catherine Gouësset, 'Les "fils et filles de" en politique', in L'Express, 15/10/2009 [7]
  11. ^ Patrick Kovarik, 'Hadopi, c'est adopté', in L'Express, 13/05/2009 [8]
  12. ^ 'Les sénateurs veulent une journée nationale de la laïcité le 9 décembre', inLe Parisien, 28.01.2011 [9]

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