Damien Abad

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Damien Abad
Tour de l'Ain 2014 - Stage 4 - Damien Abad.jpg
President of the departmental council of Ain
Assumed office
2 April 2015
Preceded by Rachel Mazuir
Member of the European Parliament
In office
14 July 2009 – 17 June 2012
Preceded by title collectively held
Succeeded by title collectively held
Constituency South East France
Personal details
Born (1980-04-05) April 5, 1980 (age 37)
Nîmes, Gard, France
Political party New Centre and Union for a Popular Movement
Residence France

Damien Abad (born 5 April 1980 in Nîmes, Gard) is a French politician. He was a Member of the European Parliament, representing South East France. At just 29 years old, he was the youngest MEP from France.

President of the Young Centrists until his election, Abad worked for the New Centre group in the National Assembly on fiscal and budget issues.

Abad has the congenital neuromuscular disorder known as arthrogryposis.

In 2007, Abad was candidate in Yvelines' 5th constituency, where he won 3.17% of the vote,[1] and in 2008 he was elected to the Municipal Council of Vauvert. In 2012 he ran to represent Ain's 5th constituency as a member of the Union for a Popular Movement. He was elected with 13,231 votes (56% of the votes) in the second round against the socialist candidate, Josiane Exposito.[2] On 2 April 2015, he was elected as the President of the Departmental Council of Ain.[3]

In addition to his work in parliament, Abad has been serving as member of the French delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 2014. In this capacity, he is a member of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development.


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  2. ^ "Résultats des élections législatives 2012". l'express (in French). Retrieved 4 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "Damien Abad élu président du conseil départemental" (in French). Ain. Le Progress. April 2, 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2017. Translation: "Unsurprisingly, Damien Abad (UMP), leader of the right and center, and only candidate in the running, was elected president of the county council of Ain by 42 votes for and 4 white ballots."