Margie Sudre

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Margie Sudre (1995)

Margie Sudre (born 17 October 1943 in Vinh, Vietnam) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for France's "Outre-mer".


Before her election to the European Parliament (UMP-"les républicains"), she held several political mandates, both local and national: chairwoman of the Réunion Island regional Council (1993–1998, member since 1998), Secretary of State for the French-Speaking World (1995–1997). She worked to make French the second official language of the Atlanta Olympic Games.[1]

She is a member of the Union for a Popular Movement, which is part of the European People's Party, and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Fisheries and its Committee on Regional Development.

She is a member of the delegation to the EURussia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee, a substitute for the delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and, as Head of the French UMP MEP delegation, a member of the EPP-ED bureau.


  • Specialisation in anaesthesia and resuscitation (1976)
  • Doctor of medicine (1977)
  • Replacement anaesthetist (including resuscitation) (1971–1977)
  • Anaesthetist (including resuscitation) at the Joan of Arc Clinic (La Réunion) (1977–1995)
  • Chairman of the Réunion Island Regional Council (1993–1998)
  • State Secretary for the French-Speaking World (1995–1997)
  • Member of the European Parliament (elected 1999, 2004). She did not candidate in 2009 elections.
  • Knight of the Legion of Honour (1999)
  • Officer of the Legion of Honour (2010)


  1. ^ Whitney, Craig R. (28 July 1996). "The Language Wars;To the Barricades, Speaking in Tongues". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 

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