Valérie Boyer

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Valérie Boyer
Valérie Boyer.jpg
Member of the National Assembly
for Bouches-du-Rhône's 1st constituency
Assumed office
20 June 2012
Preceded byRoland Blum
Member of the National Assembly
for Bouches-du-Rhône's 8th constituency
In office
20 June 2007 – 19 June 2012
Preceded byChristophe Masse
Succeeded byOlivier Ferrand
Personal details
Born (1962-06-11) 11 June 1962 (age 56)
Bourges, France
NationalityFrench
Political partyThe Republicans
Children3
Alma materSciences Po Aix

Valérie Boyer (born 11 June 1962) is a French politician serving as a member of the National Assembly for the Bouches-du-Rhône department since 2007.[1] She is a member of The Republicans party.[2]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Valérie Boyer was born on 11 June 1962 in Bourges, France. Her parents were born in Algeria and Tunis during French Colonial occupation.

Career[edit]

She first attracted media attention when she proposed a bill to punish advertisements which include anorexic models.[3] She proposed to fine offenders with up to 30,000 euros.

On 22 December 2011, the National Assembly adopted a bill presented by Valérie Boyer, penalizing denial of the Armenian Genocide. This decision caused a controversy between France and Turkey. In the days that followed, she claimed to have received death and rape threats. No one was actually charged with these allegations. Turkish hackers took down the French Senate’s website in order to protest the bill.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Office of the Secretary General (2012). "Valérie Boyer". Assemblee-nationale.fr (in French). National Assembly of France. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  2. ^ French MP of the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party Valeri...| World news | gettyimages.com. gettyimages. Retrieved on 13 March 2017.
  3. ^ French fight anorexia on the fashion pages | World news | guardian.co.uk. Guardian. Retrieved on 23 January 2012.
  4. ^ EUROPE – French MP receives death threats. Hurriyetdailynews.com (13 September 2011). Retrieved on 2012-01-23.
  5. ^ Turkish Hackers Target ‘Pitiful, Pathetic’ French For Armenian Genocide Vote – Worldcrunch – All News is Global Archived 12 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Worldcrunch (29 December 2011). Retrieved on 2012-01-23.