François de Rugy

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François de Rugy
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Minister of Ecological and Solidary Transition
Assumed office
4 September 2018
PresidentEmmanuel Macron
Prime MinisterÉdouard Philippe
Preceded byNicolas Hulot
President of the National Assembly
In office
27 June 2017 – 4 September 2018
PresidentEmmanuel Macron
Preceded byClaude Bartolone
Succeeded byRichard Ferrand
Member of the National Assembly
for Loire-Atlantique's 1st constituency
In office
20 June 2007 – 5 October 2018
Preceded byJean-Pierre Le Ridant
Succeeded byMounir Belhamiti
Personal details
Born (1973-12-06) 6 December 1973 (age 45)
Nantes, France
NationalityFrench
Political partyREM (2017–present)
(2015–present)
Other political
affiliations
EELV (2010–2015)
The Greens (1997–2010)
GE (1991–1994)
Alma materParis Institute of Political Studies

François Henri Goullet de Rugy (born 6 December 1973) is a French politician serving as Minister of Ecology since 2018. Since 2007 he has represented the Loire-Atlantique department, originally as a member of the Democratic and Republican Left, a parliamentary group that includes his former political party Europe Ecology – The Greens.[1][2] In 2015 he joined the Ecologist Party and later La République En Marche parliamentary group.

Biography[edit]

First elected during the French legislative election, 2007, he was reelected in 2012, he was elected Co-President of the ecologist parliamentary group, in association with Barbara Pompili. In 2015, he broke with EELV to form his own party, the Ecologist Party, which supported the administration of François Hollande. In 2016, he entered the Socialist Party presidential primary[3] in which he secured 3.82% of votes in the first round, outstripping polls. Though he promised to support the winner of the primary, he reneged on that commitment in late February, instead backing Emmanuel Macron over primary winner Benoît Hamon,[4] and was subsequently invested by En Marche! in the legislative election.[5]

On 27 June 2017, François de Rugy was elected President of the National Assembly, after being chosen as candidate by the La République En Marche parliamentary group with 353 votes (out of 577 members).[6]

On 4 September 2018, François de Rugy was appointed Minister of Ecological and Solidary Transition in the second Philippe government. He replaced Nicolas Hulot, who announced his resignation on 28 August 2018 on France Inter. [7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liste définitive des députés élus à l'issue des deux tours" (in French). National Assembly of France. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  2. ^ "À l'Assemblée nationale" (in French). Europe Écologie Les Verts. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  3. ^ http://www.france24.com/en/slideshow/20161214-pictures-france-candidates-left-wing-presidential-primary-socialist-party
  4. ^ "Présidentielle : l'ex-candidat à la primaire de la gauche François de Rugy annonce sur franceinfo qu'il soutient Emmanuel Macron". franceinfo. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Communiqué de presse - Liste des investis aux élections législatives". En Marche!. 11 May 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  6. ^ http://www.lemonde.fr/politique/article/2017/06/27/francois-de-rugy-designe-candidat-de-lrm-pour-la-presidence-de-l-assemblee-nationale_5151748_823448.html
  7. ^ https://www.cnews.fr/france/2018-09-04/remaniement-francois-de-rugy-et-roxana-maracineanu-entrent-au-gouvernement-793097?elst_newsletter=20180904-13_793097

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