Ericka Bareigts in 2014
|Minister of Overseas France|
30 August 2016
|Prime Minister||Manuel Valls
|Preceded by||George Pau-Langevin|
|Member of the French National Assembly for Réunion|
17 June 2012
|Preceded by||René-Paul Victoria|
16 April 1967 |
|Political party||Socialist Party|
|Alma mater||University of La Réunion
Ericka Bareigts (born April 16, 1967 in Saint-Denis, Réunion) is a French politician and was nominated French minister of Overseas in August 2016.
Ericka Bareigts was born on April 16, 1967 in Saint-Denis, Réunion. 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.
Bareigts worked as a civil servant.
Bareights joined the Socialist Party at the age of thirty. She was elected as second vice mayor of her hometown, Saint-Denis, in 2008. She has served as a member of the National Assembly since 2012. In 2015, she proposed a bill to replace traditional Roman Catholic holidays like Christmas and Easter to local holidays in La Reunion. The bill was rejected.
Bareigts has served as Secretary of Real Equality under Prime Minister Manuel Valls since February 2016. She is in charge of economic equality between Metropolitan France and the French Overseas regions. Shortly after her appointment, Le Monde published an article suggesting her official title was unclear.
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