Robert Rochefort

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Robert Rochefort
Robert Rochefort.jpg
Robert Rochefort in 2009
Member of the European Parliament
In office
ConstituencySouth-West France
Personal details
Born (1955-09-19) 19 September 1955 (age 66)
Paris, France
Political partyModem
Alma materENSAE ParisTech

Robert Rochefort (born 19 September 1955 in Paris) is a French economist and politician.[1]

Political career[edit]

In 2009, Rochefort joined the MoDem, and was selected to lead the MoDem list in the South-West constituency ahead of the 2009 European elections. He was the MoDem's only elected Member of the European Parliament in that region. He has since been serving on the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection; following the 2014 elections, he became one of the committee's vice-chairmen under the leadership of Vicky Ford until January 2017. In addition to his committee assignments, he has been a member of the parliament's delegation for relations with Iraq.[2]

In August 2016, Rochefort was arrested by police after being caught masturbating in a DIY store in Vélizy-Villacoublay (Yvelines), near Paris.[3] By September, MoDem chair François Bayrou urged Rochefort to relinquish all his party duties following his arrest.[4]


  1. ^ "Search for a Member | MEPs | European Parliament". Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  2. ^ "Robert ROCHEFORT". Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  3. ^ "Le vice-président du Modem arrêté pour exhibition sexuelle". Le 2 September 2016.
  4. ^ Quentin Ariès (September 3, 2016) Party leader calls on French MEP to resign Politico Europe.