Michèle Tabarot

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Michèle Tabarot
Michèle Tabarot.jpg
Member of the French National Assembly for Alpes-Maritimes
Assumed office
19 June 2002
Preceded byAndré Aschieri
Mayor of Cannet
In office
19 June 1995 – 24 July 2017
General Secretary of the UMP
In office
19 November 2012 – 15 June 2014
Preceded byJean-François Copé
Succeeded byLuc Chatel
Chairperson of the Cultural and Education Affairs Committee
In office
1 July 2009 – 28 June 2012
Succeeded byPatrick Bloche
Member of the Departmental council of Alpes-Maritimes
for Canton of Le Cannet
In office
27 March 1994 – 22 August 2002
Personal details
Born (1962-10-13) 13 October 1962 (age 56)
Alicante, Spain
Political partyLR
OccupationBusiness executive

Michèle Tabarot (born October 13, 1962, Alicante, Spain) is a member of the National Assembly of France. She represents the Alpes-Maritimes 9th constituency,[1] and is a member of the Republicans.


Early life[edit]

She is the daughter of Robert Tabarot, Knight of the National Order of Merit, who was one of the leaders of the OAS in Oran[2], and former North African boxing champion (nicknamed "The Rock"). His brother Philippe Tabarot is vice-president of the General Council of Alpes-Maritimes and councilor of Cannes. Arrival of Algeria, the family Tabarot exiles in Alicante (Spain) to the independence of Algeria, and remains there until 1969, after the amnesty of the old ones of the OAS.

Political career[edit]

Michèle Tabarot is Vice-mayors of Pierre Bachelet, mayor RPR of Cannet from 1983 to 1995. She defeated him in the municipal elections of 1995.

Since then, she has been re-elected mayor each time since the first round, in 2001 under the liberal-democratic label, in 2008 under the UMP label (64.96% of votes), then in 2014 under the UMP label (50 , 45% of the votes).

Touched by the limitation of the plurality of the mandates, she resigns from her position of Mayor of Cannet on 24 July 2017.[3]

Member of the National Assembly[edit]

Michèle Tabarot is a first-time Union for UDF-DL candidate in the 1997 legislative elections in the 9th constituency of Alpes-Maritimes, but she is beaten in the first round.

She was elected member of Parliament on June 16, 2002, for the 12th Legislature (2002-2007), in the 9th constituency of Alpes-Maritimes. She was re-elected in the first round, on June 10, 2007 with 53.13% of the votes before André Aschieri, ecologist and mayor of Mouans-Sartoux .From 1 July 2009 to 28 June 2012, she was a Chairperson of the Cultural and Education Affairs Committee. She was re-elected, on June 17, 2012 and She becomes vice-chair of the Cultural and Education Affairs Committee.

She supports Jean-François Copé for the 2016 Republican presidential primary, where she is the campaign director[4]. On March 3, 2017, in the context of the Fillon affair, she gave up supporting candidate François Fillon LR in the presidential election and asked for his replacement by Alain Juppé[5].

She was re-elected, on June 18, 2017[6]. She sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee. She becomes Vice-President of the France-India Friendship Group[7] in National Assembly and she is a member of European Affairs Committee[8].


  1. ^ "LISTE DÉFINITIVE DES DÉPUTÉS ÉLUS À L'ISSUE DES DEUX TOURS" (in French). National Assembly of France. Retrieved 2010-07-04.
  2. ^ J-F.P. "Mes chers voisins : Michèle Tabarot , Henri Leroy" (in French). Le Ravi. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  3. ^ NELLY NUSSBAUM. "Yves Pigrenet devient maire du Cannet à la place de Michèle Tabarot" (in French). Nice Matin. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  4. ^ Judith Waintraub. "Copé réinvestit le terrain de la droite décomplexée pour imposer sa candidature" (in French). lefigaro.fr. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  5. ^ Michèle TABAROT. "Michèle Tabarot demande à François Fillon de retirer sa candidature" (in French). Michèle TABAROT.fr. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  6. ^ @annelehars. "LEGISLATIVES au CANNET - Michèle Tabarot réélue dans la 9e circonscription" (in French). france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Composition du groupe d'amitié France-Inde". National Assembly (in French).
  8. ^ "Commission des affaires européennes". National Assembly (in French). Retrieved 4 November 2017.