Patrick Leclercq

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Patrick Leclercq
20th Minister of State of Monaco
In office
29 March 2000 – 29 March 2005
MonarchRainier III
Albert II
Preceded byMichel Lévêque
Succeeded byJean-Paul Proust
Personal details
Born (1938-08-02) 2 August 1938 (age 81)
Lille, France
Political partyIndependent
Alma materSciences Po, ÉNA

Patrick André Leclercq (born 2 August 1938) was the Minister of State of Monaco. He was chosen by Rainier III, Prince of Monaco in December 1999,[1] to replace Michel Lévêque, who retired a few days later.[1] He had previously served as France's consul / ambassador to Spain,[1] Egypt (Jordan[1][2]), Montreal (Canada),[1] as well as in the Foreign Ministry.[2]

Patrick André Leclercq was born in Lille,[1] attended the prestigious Lycée Janson de Sailly, and graduated from the Ecole nationale d'administration (ENA).[1]

He was due to formally step down on 1 May 2005 and to be replaced by Jean-Paul Proust, but Proust's inauguration was deferred for a few weeks owing to the death of ruling Prince Rainier.[3]

He was subsequently appointed to the board of the Monegasque company Société des Bains de Mer,[4] and he holds the Order of Saint-Charles.[5]


Foreign honours[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g East, Roger; Thomas, Richard J. (2014). Profiles of People in Power: The World's Government Leaders. Routledge. ISBN 9781317639398.
  2. ^ a b "Armand Berard, 85; Was French Envoy To United Nations". The New York Times. 20 November 1989. p. 11. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
  3. ^ "Disparition de M. Jean-Paul Proust, ancient Ministre d'État de la Principauté de Monaco". Actualité (news). Gouvernement de Monaco. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  4. ^ "SBM Annual General Meeting Report 2011/2012" (PDF). Archived from the original on 8 December 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ a b Nomination by Sovereign Ordonnance n°15560 of 18 November 2002 (French)
Preceded by
Michel Lévêque
Minister of State of Monaco
Succeeded by
Jean-Paul Proust