Chantal Jouanno

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Chantal Jouanno
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Chantal Jouanno in 2010
Member of the French Senate for Paris
Assumed office
1 October 2011
French Minister of Sports
In office
PresidentNicolas Sarkozy
Prime MinisterFrançois Fillon
Preceded byRoselyne Bachelot
Succeeded byDavid Douillet
Personal details
Chantal Paul

(1969-07-12) 12 July 1969 (age 50)
Vernon, France
Political partyUDI
Hervé Jouanno (m. 1996)
Alma materSciences Po, ÉNA

Chantal Jouanno (born 12 July 1969 in Vernon, Eure, France) is a French politician. She was Minister of Sports in the third government of François Fillon from 14 November 2010 and 26 September 2011, succeeding to Roselyne Bachelot and being replaced by David Douillet, before taking office as senator on 1 October 2011. She had previously been Minister for Ecology in the second French Government of François Fillon from 21 January 2009 (she replaced Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet) to 14 November 2010.[1] She was a close ally of president Sarkozy and former president of ADEME.

During the 2012 Presidential election, Jouanno suggested if she had to choose between a Socialist candidate and a National Front one, she would vote Socialist. This comment was interpreted by Sarkozy supporters such as Francois Fillon as being critical of Sarkozy's attempts to woo National Front supporters.[2] In October 2012, she announced leaving the UMP party to join the newly created centre-right party UDI, led by Jean-Louis Borloo, as vice-president.

In March 2018, Jouanno became President of the Commission nationale du débat public (CNDP). In January 2019, she announced that she was stepping down from one of her roles associated with this position due to compensation issues - that of guiding the national debate in response to the gilet jaunes movement. This announcement came prior to the commencement on January 15 of the great national debate, which was initiated by Emmanuel Macron. As of January 2019, she is receiving 14,666 euros a month in salary, almost equal to the president's salary.[3]

Martial arts practitioner[edit]

She is a former karate champion, being a twelve-time French champion in her category. On 7 March 2010, she became karate French Team Champion together with her teammates Véronique Mesnil De Vido and Léna Pyrée.[4]

Political career[edit]

Governmental functions

Minister for Ecology: 21 January 2009 – 13 November 2010.

Minister for Sports: 14 November 2010 to 26 September 2011 (Resignation, became senator).

Electoral mandates

Senate of France

Senator of Paris : Since 1 October 2011. Elected on 25 September 2011.

Regional Council

Regional councillor of Île-de-France: Since 2010.


  1. ^ Liberation: Chantal Jouanno, new Secretary of State for Ecology (in French)
  2. ^ "Unease grows in Sarkozy party over rightward lurch". Reuters. 29 April 2012.
  3. ^ Le Monde with AFP (8 January 2019). "" Gilets jaunes " : Chantal Jouanno se retire du pilotage du grand débat national". Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  4. ^ Le Monde: Chantal Jouanno, French champion (in French)