A former member of the UDF, he did not support François Bayrou, the candidate of his party for the first round of the 2007 French presidential election, choosing instead to support Nicolas Sarkozy of the Union for a Popular Movement. After the election, he joined the new right-of-center party known as the New Centre (with other former UDF members who supported Nicolas Sarkozy) in the National Assembly, where he had been re-elected during the June 2007 elections.
He was nominated as Secretary of State for the Civil Service by François Fillon in June 2007. Fillon thus broke with the misnamed "Balladur jurisprudence" according to which an indicted minister was to resign from his ministerial functions. Santini had been indicted, along with Charles Pasqua, for corruption concerning the creation of the art foundation Hamon.
Santini's indictment in the Fondation Hamon affair was confirmed in September 2007 and in February 2008. He speaks fluent English.
Secretary of State for Public Service : 2007-2009.
Secretary of State for Consumer Affairs : 1987-1988.
Secretary of State for Returnees : 1986-1987.
National Assembly of France
Vice-president of the National Assembly of France : 1997-1998
Member of the National Assembly of France for Hauts-de-Seine : 1988-2001 (Resignation) / 2002-2007 (Became Secretary of State in 2007) / And since 2009. Elected in 1988, reelected in 1993, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012.
Vice-president of the General council of Hauts-de-Seine : 2001-2002 (Resignation).
General councillor of Hauts-de-Seine : 2001-2002 (Resignation).
Mayor of Issy-les-Moulineaux : Since 1980. Reelected in 1983, 1989, 1995, 2001, 2008.
Municipal councillor of Issy-les-Moulineaux : Since 1980. Reelected in 1983, 1989, 1995, 2001, 2008.
Deputy-mayor of Courbevoie : 1971-1977
Municipal councillor of Courbevoie : 1971-1977
Agglomeration community Council
President of the Agglomeration community of Arc de Seine : Since 2004. Reelected in 2008.
Member of the Agglomeration community of Arc de Seine : Since 2004. Reelected in 2008.
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- La mise en examen de M. Santini n'a pas empêché sa nomination au gouvernement, Le Monde, 22 June 2007 (French)
- La mise en examen d'André Santini confirmée, Le Monde, 26 September 2007 (French)