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|Member of the French Parliament
for Yvelines' 3rd constituency
20 June 2012
|Preceded by||Christian Blanc|
11 March 1957 |
|Political party||The Republicans|
|Spouse(s)||Catherine Coyaud (div.)|
|Alma mater||Sciences Po|
Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency
Guaino was responsible for writing the so-called 'Dakar Speech' which Sarkozy delivered in 2007 which was criticised for being patronising towards the African continent.
On 3 September 2012, he unexpectedly announced his intention to run for the presidency of the Union for a Popular Movement. Guaino stated that his aim was to represent the gaullist component of UMP's heritage in this internal election. However, he failed to get enough endorsements, and announced his support to Jean-François Copé.