Thierry Mariani

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Thierry Mariani
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Member of the French National Assembly
for French residents overseas, 11th
Assumed office
Since June 2012
Member of the French National Assembly
for 4th circumscription of Vaucluse
In office
March 1994 – June 2012
Personal details
Born (1958-08-08) 8 August 1958 (age 56)
Orange, Vaucluse
Nationality French
Political party Union for a Popular Movement
Website Official website

Thierry Mariani (b. 8 August 1958 in Orange, Vaucluse) is a French politician of Italian origin, Secretary of State for Transport for the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable development, Transport and Housing in the François Fillon III government, and a member of the Union for a Popular Movement.[1]


Thierry Mariani was born on 8 August 1958 in Orange.[1] He went to school in Avignon, then Aix-en-Provence, and he attended university in Paris.[2]

He started a career in politics in 1976, alongside Nicolas Sarkozy.[2] He was the mayor of Valréas, the city where he grew up, from 1989 to 2005.[3][4][5] He also served as Vice-President of the general council of the Vaucluse for 13 years.[2] He is a member of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and an observer of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.[1] Since 2009, he has served as a French Special Representative for Pakistan and Afghanistan during the Kabul elections.[3][6]

Political career[edit]

Governmental functions

Member of the French Government: Secretary of State for Transports: 2010-2011, Minister of Transports: 2011-2012

Electoral mandates

National Assembly of France

Member of the National Assembly of France for Vaucluse (4th constituency) : 1993–2010 (Became secretary of State in 2010). Elected in 1993, reelected in 1997, 2002, 2007.

Member of the National Assembly of France for the Eleventh constituency for French residents overseas : 2012- Present

Regional Council

Regional councillor of Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur : 1992–1993 (Resignation) / Since 2004. Reelected in 2004, 2010.

General Council

Vice-president of the General Council of Vaucluse : 1992–2001. Reelected in 1994, 1998.

General councillor of Vaucluse : 1988–2001. Reelected in 1994.

Municipal Council

Mayor of Valréas : 1989–2005 (Resignation). Reelected in 1995, 2001.

Municipal councillor of Valréas : 1989–2005 (Resignation). Reelected in 1995, 2001.

Other Information

Member of the French delegation to the OSCE PA. Since March 2013 Thierry Mariani is Special Representative for the OSCE PA in Central Asia.

Member of the European Council.

Current positions in Parliament: MPs, member of the foreign affairs committee

Former positions in Parliament: MPs, vice-president of the european affairs delegation

In April 2011, the Union for a Popular Movement selected him as its candidate in the newly created Eleventh constituency for French residents overseas (covering French citizens resident in most of Asia, the whole of Oceania, and part of Eastern Europe) for the June 2012 legislative elections.[7]


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