Manuel Bompard

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Manuel Bompard
Bompard in 2019
Member of the National Assembly
for Bouches-du-Rhône's 4th constituency
Assumed office
22 June 2022
Preceded byJean-Luc Mélenchon
Member of the European Parliament
In office
2 July 2019 – 28 July 2022
Succeeded byMarina Mesure
Personal details
Born (1986-03-30) 30 March 1986 (age 37)
Firminy, France
Political partyLa France Insoumise
Other political
Left Party (2009-2018)
Alma materGrenoble Institute of Technology
University of Nice Sophia Antipolis

Manuel Bompard (French pronunciation: [manɥɛl bɔ̃paʁ]; born 30 March 1986) is a French politician who has been a member of the National Assembly since 2022.

Early life and education[edit]

Manuel Bompard was born on March 30, 1986, in Firminy, and grew up in the Drôme. His father is a computer scientist, then a farmer, his mother is a public servant in the housing sector. He graduated from ENSIMAG's engineering school in Grenoble. He is a doctor in mathematics in 2011, after having defended a thesis of applied mathematics in aeronautics at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis. He works in a startup specialized in machine learning in Ramonville-Saint-Agne.[1]

Political career[edit]

Manuel Bompard joined the Left Party at its creation in 2009. He became national secretary in 2010. In 2012, he became a member of the "events" team of the campaign of Jean-Luc Mélenchon for the presidential election.[2]

In 2015, he was the candidate of the Left Party, in partnership with Dagmara Szlagor of EELV, in the 2015 Departmental elections in Haute-Garonne in the Canton of Toulouse-5, where they arrive in 3rd position.[3]

In 2017, Manuel Bompard was the candidate in the legislative election in the 9th constituency of Haute-Garonne, for La France Insoumise. He was defeated in the second round by Sandrine Mörch of La République En Marche!.[4]

In July 2018, he left the leadership of the Left Party in order to devote himself to his mission of spokesperson for the La France Insoumise and the European's campaign. During the 2019 European Parliament election, he is in second place on the La France Insoumise's list of candidates.[5]

For the 2022 French legislative election, he was the NUPES candidate in Bouches-du-Rhône's 4th constituency replacing Jean-Luc Mélenchon.[6]

His seat in the European Parliament was taken by Marina Mesure.


  1. ^ Jean-Pierre Bédéï (26 August 2016). "Bompard, the Toulousain of Mélenchon" (in French). La Dépêche du Midi. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  2. ^ Guillaume Laurens (22 May 2017). "Legislative: Manuel Bompard, Melenchon's right-hand man, wants to fend the Pink City red" (in French). Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  3. ^ Noé Michalon (5 March 2017). "Manuel Bompard, the supercomputer behind Mélenchon" (in French). Slate. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  4. ^ Helene Menal (18 June 2017). "2017 legislative results: Manuel Bompard, the left arm of Jean-Luc Mélenchon, loses his bet in Toulouse" (in French). 20 minutes. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  5. ^ Anthony Assemat (27 May 2019). "European. Five deputies from Occitania will sit in parliament: who are they?" (in French). Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  6. ^ AFP, Capital avec (12 May 2022). "Législatives 2022 : Jean-Luc Mélenchon ne se représentera pas et laisse sa place à Manuel Bompard". (in French). Retrieved 15 June 2022.