Franck Riester

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Franck Riester
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Minister of Culture
Assumed office
16 October 2018
PresidentEmmanuel Macron
Prime MinisterÉdouard Philippe
Preceded byFrançoise Nyssen
Member of the National Assembly
for Seine-et-Marne's 5th constituency
Assumed office
20 June 2007
Preceded byGuy Drut
Mayor of Coulommiers
In office
Preceded byGuy Drut
Succeeded byGinette Motot
Personal details
Born (1974-01-03) 3 January 1974 (age 44)
Paris, France
Political partyThe Republicans (until 2017)
Agir (2017-present)
Alma materISG Business School
ESSEC Business School

Franck Riester (born 3 January 1974) is a member of the National Assembly of France. He represents the Seine-et-Marne department,[1] and is a former member of The Republicans, formerly known as the Union for a Popular Movement. He founded and currently leads the Agir party. Riester came out as gay in 2011, the first French MP to do so.[2][3][4] He was named Minister of Culture in the government of Édouard Philippe on 16 October 2018.[5]


  1. ^ "LISTE DÉFINITIVE DES DÉPUTÉS ÉLUS À L'ISSUE DES DEUX TOURS" (in French). National Assembly of France. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  2. ^ Marc Endeweld, 'Le député-maire UMP Franck Riester fait son coming-out', in Têtu, December 6, 2011 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-15. Retrieved 2011-12-07.
  3. ^ Jila Varoquier, 'Coulommiers : le député-maire Franck Riester (UMP) fait son coming out', in Le Parisien, 06.12.2011 [1]
  4. ^ 'Accrochages au conseil municipal, le maire UMP fait son coming out' on TF1, December 6, 2011 [2]
  5. ^ Communiqué de presse - remaniement et composition du nouveau gouvernement,