Claude Goasguen

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Claude Goasguen
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Mayor of the 16th arrondissement of Paris
Assumed office
29 March 2008
Preceded by Pierre-Christian Taittinger
Member of the National Assembly for Paris
Assumed office
20 June 2012
Personal details
Born (1945-03-12) 12 March 1945 (age 72)
Toulon, France
Nationality French
Political party The Republicans
Alma mater Panthéon-Assas University
Profession Lawyer

Claude Goasguen (born 12 March 1945) is a member of the National Assembly of France.[1] He represents the city of Paris, and is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement and The Republicans.[1][2][3]


Claude Goasguen was born on 12 March 1945 in Toulon, France.[3] He received a PhD in Law.[3] From 1976 to 1986, he taught at Paris 13 University, and he served as the Dean of the Law School from 1982 to 1984.[3]

From 1986 to 1988, he served as advisor to the Minister of National Education, René Monory, with regards to the links between universities and the private sector, and professional training.[3] From December 1987 to January 1991, he served as university rector.[3]

From May to November 1995, he was Minister of State Reforms, Decentralisation and Citizenship.[3] From April 1996 to May 1998, he was the General Secretary of the now defunct Union pour la Démocratie Française, and from June 1998 to April 2002, he was Vice-President and Spokesperson of the defunct Démocratie Libérale.[3] Since 2003, he has also worked as a lawyer in Paris.[3]

He is well known for his controversial comments on the Palestinian people[4] and on the Muslim community living in France.[5]

Goasquen is a vigorous supporter of oppressed Christian minorities in the Near East and has spoken prominently at public meetings concerning them in Autumn 2015.

He is a recipient of the Legion of Honour.[3]