Ericka Bareigts

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Ericka Bareigts
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Ericka Bareigts in 2014
Minister of Overseas France
Assumed office
30 August 2016
President François Hollande
Prime Minister Manuel Valls
Bernard Cazeneuve
Preceded by George Pau-Langevin
Member of the French National Assembly for Réunion
Assumed office
17 June 2012
Preceded by René-Paul Victoria
Personal details
Born (1967-04-16) 16 April 1967 (age 50)
Saint-Denis, Réunion
Nationality French
Political party Socialist Party
Alma mater University of La Réunion
Pantheon-Sorbonne University

Ericka Bareigts (born April 16, 1967 in Saint-Denis, Réunion) is a French politician and was nominated French minister of Overseas in August 2016.

Early life[edit]

Ericka Bareigts was born on April 16, 1967 in Saint-Denis, Réunion.[1][2] She graduated from the University of La Réunion, where she received a bachelor of laws, followed by the Pantheon-Sorbonne University, where she received a master of law.[2]


Bareigts worked as a civil servant.[2]

Bareights joined the Socialist Party at the age of thirty.[2][3] She was elected as second vice mayor of her hometown, Saint-Denis, in 2008.[3] She has served as a member of the National Assembly since 2012.[1] In 2015, she proposed a bill to replace traditional Roman Catholic holidays like Christmas and Easter to local holidays in La Reunion.[4] The bill was rejected.[4]

Bareigts has served as Secretary of Real Equality under Prime Minister Manuel Valls since February 2016.[2] She is in charge of economic equality between Metropolitan France and the French Overseas regions.[2] Shortly after her appointment, Le Monde published an article suggesting her official title was unclear.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Mme Ericka Bareigts". Assemblee Nationale. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Haddad, Marie-Pierre (February 11, 2016). "Remaniement ministériel : Audrey Azoulay, Ericka Bareigts... Qui sont les nouveaux ministres qui entrent au gouvernement ?". RTL. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Ericka BAREIGTS". Parti socialiste. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Quand Ericka Bareigts voulait remplacer les jours fériés catholiques". Valeurs actuelles. February 12, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Mais que signifie donc ce secrétariat d'Etat à " l'égalité réelle " ?". Le Monde. February 13, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2016.