Paula Forteza

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Paula Forteza
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Member of the National Assembly for the Second Overseas Constituency
Assumed office
June 2017 (2017-June)
Preceded bySergio Coronado
Personal details
Born (1986-08-08) 8 August 1986 (age 33)
Paris, France
Political partyLa République En Marche!
Alma materTorcuato di Tella University Sciences Po

Paula Forteza (born 8 August 1986) is a French politician, who was elected to the National Assembly of France in the 2017 French legislative election. She represents the Second constituency for French residents overseas (Latin America and the Caribbean) as a member of La République En Marche!

Early life and education[edit]

Forteza was born in Paris to Argentine parents, where she lived for seven years before moving to Argentina, where she studied at the Lycée Franco-Argentin Jean Mermoz.[1]

Forteza studied political science at Torcuato di Tella University before working on a social protection program for the government of Buenos Aires. In 2014 she returned to France to study at Sciences Po. She graduated with a Master of Public Administration in 2016 and began working for Etalab, a government communications agency.[2]

Political career[edit]

Forteza was chosen as a candidate for La République En Marche! in May 2017 for the second constituency for French residents overseas. On 17 June she was elected with 60.92% of the vote, defeating Sergio Coronado of Europe Ecology – The Greens. The abstention rate was 87.53%, compared to 84.45% in the 2012 elections.[3]

In parliament, Forteza serves as member of the Committee on Legal Affairs. In addition to her committee assignments, she is part of the parliamentary friendship groups with Argentina and Brazil.[4]