Jean-Paul Denanot

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Jean-Paul Denanot
President of the Regional Council of Limousin
Assumed office
28 March 2004 -
Preceded by Robert Savy
Constituency Limousin
Member of the European Parliament
In office
21 September 2008 – 2009
Preceded by Bernadette Bourzai
Constituency Loire, Massif Central
Personal details
Born (1944-04-24) April 24, 1944 (age 72)
Political party Socialist
Residence France

Jean-Paul Denanot, born 24 April 1944, is a French politician, a member of the Socialist Party.

Between 1992 and 2004, he was Mayor of the town of Feytiat, in Haute-Vienne, a post which he gave up in order to become President of the Regional Council of Limousin.

He had run for the European Parliament in the 2004 elections in the Constituency of Loire, Massif Central, but was ranked one place too low on the Socialist list to be elected. In September 2008, Bernadette Bourzai resigned from the Parliament, due to her election to the French Senate, and Denanot took her place. Doing so, he became the first President of a French regional council to also be an MEP, although at the same time he resigned his positions as assistant to the Mayor of Feytiat, and Vice President of the Agglomeration community of Limoges-Metropole.[1]