Patrice Tirolien

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Patrice Tirolien (born 17 March 1946 in Grand-Bourg, Guadeloupe) is a French politician who served in the French National Assembly from 1995–1997 and is also a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) elected in the 2009 European election for the Overseas constituency. He is also mayor of Grand-Bourg.

In the 2009 European elections, he was the PS candidate in the Atlantic Section of the Overseas constituency, and his candidacy was locally supported by all anti-independence parties. The PS won one seat in the constituency with 20.26% of the votes, and since the PS obtained its highest result in the Atlantic Section, Tirolien was elected to the European Parliament.