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Jean-Claude Fruteau

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Jean-Claude Fruteau
Member of the National Assembly for Réunion's 5th constituency
In office
20 June 2007 – 20 June 2017
Preceded byBertho Audifax
Succeeded byJean-Hugues Ratenon
Mayor of Saint-Benoît, Réunion
In office
9 March 2008 – 28 April 2022
Preceded byBertho Audifax
Member of the European Parliament for Réunion
In office
20 July 1999 – 25 June 2007
Succeeded byCatherine Néris (PES)
Personal details
Born(1947-06-06)6 June 1947
Saint-Benoît, Réunion, France
Died28 April 2022(2022-04-28) (aged 74)
Saint-Benoît, Réunion, France
Political partySocialist Party

Jean-Claude Fruteau (6 June 1947 – 28 April 2022)[1] was a French politician and a Member of the European Parliament for France's "outre mer" from 1999 to 2007. He was a member of the Socialist Party, which was part of the Party of European Socialists, and was vice-chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

He was also a substitute for the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and a substitute for the delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly.


  • Highest postgraduate teaching qualification in language and literature (CAPES) (1972)
  • Teacher in higher education, with the highest postgraduate teaching qualification
  • First federal secretary, Réunion Socialist Party (1981–2000)
  • Mayor of Saint-Benoît (Réunion) (1983–1999)
  • Member of the Réunion Departmental Council (since 1982)
  • Member of the European Parliament (1999–2007)
  • Member of the French Parliament (2007–2017)


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