Yvan Blot

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Yvan Blot (born 29 June 1948 in Saint-Mandé) is a French conservative political figure who has been a member of GRECE and the founder and president of the Club de l'Horloge.[1]

A former Gaullist parliamentarian (for Rally for the Republic), Blot also served as a leading civil servant under both Interior Minister Michel Poniatowski and Alain Devaquet.[2] He joined the Front National in 1989 and was elected to the European Parliament for them in the 1989 election.[3]

A prominent Eurosceptic he played a leading role in establishing a committee to support the Bruges Group in France.[4] He also played a leading role in FN policy making, joining other Club de l'Horloge alumni such as Bruno Mégret and Jean-Yves Le Gallou in driving the party away from corporatism and towards neo-liberal economics.[5] He has also written for Nation Europa magazine. He is now member of the UMP.[citation needed] He has two websites and is the founder of the association "Agir pour la démocratie directe" in Paris. The mission statement of this association is to change the French constitution on the Swiss model.[citation needed]

He retired from the French administration in July 2013 and is now professor in direct democracy at the university of Nice, at the catholic university of Rennes and in the university of Velikie Novgorod (Russia).[citation needed] He is member of the Catholic Academy of France.[citation needed] He is consultant by the radio station "Voice of Russia" in Paris.[citation needed] He works for the think tank Idexia with Charles Beigbeder and Guillaume Peltier, think tank in favour of the return of the former président Nicolas Sarkozy to power.[citation needed]he is member of the " Academie catholique de France".

He is author of numerous essays in politics and philosophy, for instance "l'oligarchie au pouvoir" and "la démocratie directe une chance pour la France" (economica publisher Paris) or "les faux prophètes" and "nous les enfants d'Athéna" (Apopsix publisher, Paris).[citation needed] his last books are " l'homme défiguré", 2015 and " la Russie de Poutine", 2015


  1. ^ "Time". August 13, 1979. Retrieved 2007-05-09. 
  2. ^ J.G. Shields, The Extreme Right in France, Abingdon: Routlegde, 2007, p. 157
  3. ^ Shields, op cit, p. 242
  4. ^ G Harris, The Dark Side of Europe – The Extreme Right Today, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1994, p. 224
  5. ^ Shields, op cit, pp. 245-6

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