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Marie-Arlette Carlotti

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Marie-Arlette Carlotti
Marie-Arlette Carlotti in 2012
Member of the French Senate
for Bouches-du-Rhône
Assumed office
1 October 2020
Minister Delegate to Disabled people
In office
16 May 2012 – 31 March 2014
PresidentFrançois Hollande
Prime MinisterJean-Marc Ayrault
Succeeded bySégolène Neuville
Member of the National Assembly
for Bouches-du-Rhône's 5th constituency
In office
20 June 2012 – 20 June 2017
Preceded byRenaud Muselier
Succeeded byCathy Racon-Bouzon
Personal details
Born (1952-01-21) 21 January 1952 (age 72)
Béziers, France
Political partySocialist Party
Alma materPaul Cézanne University
IAE Aix-en-Provence

Marie-Arlette Carlotti (French pronunciation: [maʁi aʁlɛt kaʁlɔti]; born 21 January 1952 in Béziers) is a French politician of the Socialist Party (PS) who has been serving as a member of the French Senate since 2020, representing Bouches-du-Rhône. She previously was a Member of the European Parliament from south-east of France.

Early life and education[edit]

  • Specialised postgraduate diploma in law (1979)
  • Specialised postgraduate diploma in human resource management (1986)

Educated at Paul Cézanne University in Marseille, France

Early career[edit]

  • Company executive in the aeronautical industry (since 1991)

Political career[edit]

Early beginnings[edit]

  • Member of the Socialist Party national executive and national secretary (1986-1994)
  • national delegate (since 1998)
  • Member of the Bouches-du-Rhône Departmental Council representing the Canton of Marseille-Les Cinq-Avenues(since 1988)

Member of the European Parliament, 1996–2009[edit]

As member of the Party of European Socialists, Carlotti served on the European Parliament's Committee on Development.[1] In this capacity, she served as the parliament's rapporteur on the role of migration for development in 2006.[2] She was a substitute for the Committee on Foreign Affairs.[3]

In addition to her committee assignments, Carlotti was a vice-chair of the ACP–EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly and a member of the delegations for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union, and to the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly.[4]

Carlotti was one of six Members of the European Parliament participating in the European Union's observer mission in Togo for the October 2007 Togolese parliamentary election.[5]

Career in government[edit]

On 16 May 2012 Carlotti was appointed by President François Hollande as Junior Minister for the Disabled at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, in the government of Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault.[6]

Member of the French Parliament, 2012–2017[edit]

Ahead of the 2014 French municipal elections, Carlotti announced her intention to become the Socialist Party's candidate to challenge incumbent Mayor of Marseille Jean-Claude Gaudin; however, she lost her party's primaries against Patrick Mennucci and Samia Ghali.[7]

In the Socialist Party's 2018 convention in Aubervilliers, Carlotti publicly endorsed Stéphane Le Foll as candidate for the party's leadership.[8]

Member of the French Senate, 2020–present[edit]

In the Senate, Carlotti serves on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense.[9]


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