|Françoise de Panafieu
Françoise de Panafieu in December 2007
December 12, 1948|
||Former minister, mayor of Paris' XVIIe arrondissement
Françoise de Panafieu (born December 12, 1948 at Moyeuvre-Grande) is a French politician, member of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party and mayor of the XVIIe arrondissement of Paris. She was a member of the French Cabinet as tourism minister in 1995 and she has been an MP for Paris since 2002. She unsuccessfully ran for Paris mayorship in the 2008 elections against Bertrand Delanoë, losing by almost 20 points.