Sylvie Guillaume

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Sylvie Guillaume
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Sylvie Guillaume in Strasbourg
Vice-president of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats group in the European Parliament
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1962-11-06) 6 November 1962 (age 51)
Political party Socialist Party
Residence Lyon

Sylvie Guillaume (born 11 June 1962 in Antony, Hauts-de-Seine) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliamentfor the South-East France constituency.

Local political career[edit]

After a career in the social economy, Sylvie Guillaume joined the Socialist Party (PS) in 1988 in the Rhône. She has held various responsibilities in the French Socialist Party, including President of the Socialist National Council between 2000 and 2003. In 1998, she was elected a regional councillor in the Rhône-Alpes Regional Council and reelected in 2004. In 2001, she was elected deputy mayor of Lyon and was reelected in 2008.

European political career[edit]

In the 2009 European elections, she was the second candidate on the PS list in the South-East region, and was elected to the European Parliament. She was reelected at the same position in 2014.

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Immigration and asylum[edit]

She a member of the LIBE committee, in charge or human rights and was appointed in 2009 rapporteur for the directive on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection. In 2012 she was responsible for immigration issues in the presidential campaign of François Hollande.[1]

Women's rights[edit]

Sylvie Guillaume is deputy member of the FEMM and AFCO committee. After being a women's rights activist, he was appointed National Secretary of the Socialist Party for Gender Equality.

Vice-presidency of S&D Group[edit]

In January 2012,she was elected Vice Presidente of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats[2] in charge of Citizens' Europe, along with Véronique De Keyser, Enrique Guerrero Salom, Stephen Hughes, Rovana Plumb, Bernhard Rapkay, Libor Rouček, Patrizia Toia and Marita Ulvskog.

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.