|Secretary of State for Overseas (France)|
18 March 2008 – 23 June 2009
17 April 1961 |
Besançon, Doubs, France
|Parti Radical, Mieux Vivre Ensemble (MVE)|
Yves Jégo (born 17 April 1961) is a French politician, member (député) of the French National Assembly for the third constituency of Seine-et-Marne (Paris region) and Mayor of Montereau-Fault-Yonne (Seine-et-Marne).
He is the general delegate of the Union of Democrats and Independents, since the party’s creation in October 2012. He is also vice president of the Radical Party and president of the Communauté de communes des deux fleuves.
He was appointed Secretary of State for Overseas in the government of François Fillon on 18 March 2008. Jégo was the Minister in charge during the 2009 French Caribbean general strikes, in which the strikers were protesting against high living costs and particularly the costs of food and fuel. As he undertook the dismantling of monopolies, his role was the subject of controversy. He was replaced by Marie-Luce Penchard on 23 June 2009 and was not given another portfolio.
Jégo has been an MP (député) since 2002, and mayor of Montereau-Fault-Yonne since 1995. He was the spokesman for the Union for a Popular Movement, when the party was ruling. He is also founder and president of a local party Mieux Vivre Ensemble (MVE), formerly known as Mouvement des Seine-et-Marnais (MdSM).
Secretary of State for Overseas: 2008-2009.
1. National Assembly of France
- Member of the National Assembly of France for Seine-et-Marne (3rd constituency): 2002-2008 (Became secretary of State in 2008) / Since 2009. Elected in 2002, reelected in 2007 and 2012.
2. Municipal Council
- Municipal councillor of Montereau-Fault-Yonne: Since 1989. Reelected in 1995, 2001, 2008.
- Mayor of Montereau-Fault-Yonne: Since 1995. Reelected in 2001, 2008.
3. Community of communes Council
- President of the Communauté de communes des Deux Fleuves: Since 2003. Reelected in 2008.
- Yves Jégo has also been Regional councillor of Ile-de-France: from March 2010 to his resignation in July 2011.
Accumulation of electoral mandates
According to French law against accumulation of electoral mandates, M. Jégo should have resigned from one of the three first mandates in this list before the 21st of April 2010. But giving as a pretext a legal complaint from the Front National's candidates, he still held the three of them, plus his local mandate of president of the « communauté de communes des deux fleuves » (CC2F) until his resignation from the Regional Council in July 2011.
In September 2011, Yves Jégo failed to become a member of the Senate of France. In June 2012, he was re elected as a member of the National Assembly.
Yves Jégo is involved in a number of voluntary associations.
- Co-founder and president of the multi-partisan association Entreprendre Villes et quartiers, devoted to the promotion of the French Zones Franches Urbaines (Urban Free Trade Zones) since 1996.
- Founder and president since 2001 of the association la Seine en partage, devoted to the economical and cultural promotion of the Seine river.
- Founder and president since 2006 of the Association Française d’Accession Populaire à la Propriété (AFAP)—formerly and briefly named Association des maisons à 100.000 euros. Its purpose is to help municipalities to build €100,000 houses and to sell them to lower-class households.
- Development director of human resources management and recruitment firm: Light Consultant (1998–2002)
- Cofounder of a publishing house, Éditions Timée (2000)
- Cofounder of a publishing house, Squan Éditions (2008)
- Lawyer (2010)
Lawsuits for defamation and insult
A confirmed blogger himself, Yves Jégo prosecuted two blogs for defamation and insult.
- In 2007, he sued Frédéric Maupin and Jean-Luc Pujo, who called him a "liar" and "manipulator" during the 2007 legislative campaign. His suit was dismissed in November 2007 (confirmed by the Paris appeal court in July 2009)
- In 2008, he sued a local opponent, Yves Poey who called him an "apparatchik" and a "schemer" during the local elections campaign. He won partly (for "schemer") in March 2008, but Yves Poey eventually won his appeal in May 2010
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Yves Jégo.|
- "Cumul des mandats, notre classement des députés", Le Monde, 6th of october, 2009
- "French Interior Ministry" "Le cumul des mandats électoraux" (in French)
- (fr) "AFAP website"
- "Yves Jégo's website" (in French)
- Yves Jégo perd son procès en diffamation , lefigaro.fr (in French)
- Notre débouté-Maire, Flamberge (in French)