Pierre Laurent (politician)
|National secretary of the
French Communist Party
20 June 2010
|Preceded by||Marie-George Buffet|
|President of the
Party of the European Left
5 December 2010
|Preceded by||Lothar Bisky|
|Île-de-France Regional Councillor|
21 March 2010
1 July 1957 |
|Political party||French Communist Party|
Pierre Laurent (born 1 July 1957) is a French politician and journalist. Ex-director of L'Humanité, he currently heads the French Communist Party (PCF) as well as the Party of the European Left, the political international in European politics of which the French Communists form a part.
Pierre Laurent joined the Union of Communist Students (UEC) when he was studying economics in Paris. He was National Secretary of UEC from 1982 to 1985. After graduating, he became a journalist for L'Humanité. At first specialized in economic issues, he became chief editor in 1999, and managing editor in 2000.
He became a member of the French Communist Party National Council in 2000 (30th congress). He was the main writer of the 33rd Congress resolution in 2009, which he introduced. He was then nominated "national coordinator" (party's number 2), in charge of leading the party's collegial direction. He therefore resigned from L'Humanité.
In 2010, he led the list for the Left Front (together with Alternative citoyenne, les Alternatifs and others) in Île-de-France for the French regional elections. He received 6.55% of the popular vote.
Pierre Laurent was elected National Secretary of the French Communist Party in June 2010, replacing Marie-George Buffet.
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