|Member of the French Senate|
|Assumed office |
1 October 2008
|Born||10 June 1968|
|Political party||Socialist Party|
Samia Ghali (pronounced [samɪa ɣalɪ]) (born 1968) is a French Socialist Senator, representing the Bouches-du-Rhône department. She also serves as the Mayor of the 15th and 16th arrondissements of Marseille.
Samia Ghali was born on June 10, 1968, in Marseille, in the South of France. She grew up in Bassens and Campagne Lévêque, two council estates in Marseille, where she was raised by her Algerian-born grandparents.
In 2012, she suggested the French Army should be sent to the neighbourhoods of Northern Marseille to put an end to drug-trafficking. In June 2015, her own chauffeur was arrested by the French police in a drug-trafficking raid in La Castellane. She said she was "shocked" and "astounded".
- français, Sénat. "Mme Samia Ghali, sénatrice des Bouches-du-Rhône (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) - Sénat". www.senat.fr. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
- Pauline Pelissier, QUI EST SAMIA GHALI, LA "MARIANNE DES QUARTIERS NORD DE MARSEILLE" ?, Grazia, October 14, 2013
- Marseille: Samia Ghali, une "vie de misère", L'Express, October 14, 2013
- Samia Ghali, «stupéfaite» après l’arrestation de son chauffeur, Libération, June 15, 2015
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