|French Minister of Culture|
|Prime Minister||Lionel Jospin|
|Preceded by||Catherine Trautmann|
|Succeeded by||Jean-Jacques Aillagon|
13 December 1941 |
|Political party||Socialist Party|
|Alma mater||Sciences Po, ÉNA|
Catherine Tasca (born 13 December 1941 in Lyon) is a member of the Senate of France, representing the Yvelines department. She is a member of the Socialist Party; she currently serves as the Senate's vice-president. From 2000 to 2002 she was Minister of Culture in France.
She is the daughter of Angelo Tasca, a former founding member of the Communist Party of Italy from Piedmont. After expulsion from the Communist Party, Angelo went into exile in France. There he joined the French Section of the Workers' International in 1934 and later supported the Vichy regime in the 1940s.
|Minister of Culture