Gilles de Robien

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Gilles de Robien
French Minister of National Education
In office
31 May 2005 – 15 May 2007
PresidentJacques Chirac
Prime MinisterDominique de Villepin
Preceded byFrançois Fillon
Succeeded byXavier Darcos
Personal details
Born (1941-04-10) 10 April 1941 (age 78)
Cocquerel, France
NationalityFrance French
Political partyUDF

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Le vicomte Gilles de Robien (French pronunciation: ​[ʒil də ʁɔˈbjɛ̃]; born 10 April 1941 in Cocquerel, Somme) is a French politician and former government minister.[1]

The son of Count Jean de Robien by his wife Éliane Le Mesre de Pas,[2] he is descended from the noble Breton family de Robien.

In 1989, De Robien was elected Mayor of Amiens, being re-elected for two further terms.[2] However, in the French municipal elections of 2008, he was defeated by Gilles Demailly of the French Socialist Party.

De Robien served as French Minister for Education from August 2005 to May 2007, and as a Deputy from 1996 to 2007.[2]

Political career[edit]

Government offices[2]

Minister for Transport : 2002–2005.

Minister for National Education : 2005–2007.

Electoral mandates

National Assembly of France[2]

Vice-President of the National Assembly of France : 1993–1998.

Member of the National Assembly of France for the Somme : 1986–2002 (appointed Minister in 2002). Elected in 1986 (re-elected: 1988, 1993, 1997, 2002).

Regional Council[2]

Regional Councillor of Picardy : 1992–2004. Re-elected in 1998.

Municipal Council[2]

Mayor of Amiens : 1989–2002 (Resigned) / 2007–2008. Re-elected in 1995, 2001, 2007.

Deputy Mayor of Amiens : 2002–2007.

City Councillor of Amiens : 1989–2008. Re-elected in 1995, 2001.

Agglomeration Community Council[2]

President of the Communauté d'agglomération Amiens Métropole : 1994–2008. Re-elected in 1995, 2001.

Member of the Communauté d'agglomération Amiens Métropole : 1994–2008. Re-elected in 1995, 2001.



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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Elections 2008 – Municipales – Biographie de Gilles de Robien" [Elections 2008 – Municipal – Biography of Gilles de Robien] (in French). Paris: Les Echos. Archived from the original on 13 February 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2011. Translate the French to English

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Political offices
Preceded by
François Fillon
Minister of National Education
2005 – 2007
Succeeded by
Xavier Darcos