Yves Jégo

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Yves Jégo
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Member of the French National Assembly for Seine-et-Marne
Assumed office
20 June 2012
Mayor of Montereau-Fault-Yonne
Assumed office
19 June 1995
Secretary of State for Overseas (France)
In office
18 March 2008 – 23 June 2009
PresidentNicolas Sarkozy
Prime MinisterFrançois Fillon
Personal details
Born (1961-04-17) 17 April 1961 (age 58)
Besançon, France
Political partyUDI
Other political
Parti Radical, Mieux Vivre Ensemble (MVE)
Alma materPanthéon-Assas University

Yves Jégo (French: [iv ʒeɡo]; born 17 April 1961) is a French politician, député for the third constituency of Seine-et-Marne in the National Assembly, and Mayor of Montereau-Fault-Yonne.

He is the general delegate of the Union of Democrats and Independents,[1] since the party’s creation in October 2012. He is also vice president of the Radical Party and president of the Communauté de communes des Deux Fleuves.

He was appointed Secretary of State for Overseas in the government of François Fillon on 18 March 2008. Jégo was the Minister in charge during the 2009 French Caribbean general strikes, in which the strikers were protesting against high living costs and particularly the costs of food and fuel. As he undertook the dismantling of monopolies, his role was the subject of controversy.[2] He was replaced by Marie-Luce Penchard on 23 June 2009 and was not given another portfolio.

Jégo has been an MP (député) since 2002, and mayor of Montereau-Fault-Yonne since 1995. He was the spokesman for the Union for a Popular Movement, when the party was ruling. He is also founder and president of a local party Mieux Vivre Ensemble (MVE), formerly known as Mouvement des Seine-et-Marnais (MdSM). He announced in June 2018 that he would retire from politics and as a deputy in mid-July 2018.[3]

Political career[edit]

Governmental functions

Secretary of State for Overseas: 2008-2009.

Electoral mandates

While most members of the French parliament are also mayors or general (department) or regional councillor,[4] Yves Jégo is one of the rare to cumulate three elected offices.

1. National Assembly of France

2. Municipal Council

Yves Jégo's four electoral mandates, between March 2010 and July 2011.

3. Community of communes Council

Regional Council

  • Yves Jégo has also been Regional councillor of Ile-de-France: from March 2010 to his resignation in July 2011.

Accumulation of electoral mandates

According to French law[5] against accumulation of electoral mandates, M. Jégo should have resigned from one of the three first mandates in this list before 21 April 2010. But giving as a pretext a legal complaint from the Front National's candidates, he still held the three of them, plus his local mandate of president of the « communauté de communes des deux fleuves » (CC2F) until his resignation from the Regional Council in July 2011.

In September 2011, Yves Jégo failed to become a member of the Senate of France. In June 2012, he was re elected as a member of the National Assembly.

Voluntary associations[edit]

Yves Jégo is involved in a number of voluntary associations.

  • Co-founder and president of the multi-partisan association Entreprendre Villes et quartiers, devoted to the promotion of the French Zones Franches Urbaines (Urban Free Trade Zones) since 1996.
  • Founder and president since 2001 of the association la Seine en partage, devoted to the economical and cultural promotion of the Seine river.
  • Founder and president since 2006 of the Association Française d’Accession Populaire à la Propriété (AFAP)[6]—formerly and briefly named Association des maisons à 100.000 euros. Its purpose is to help municipalities to build €100,000 houses and to sell them to lower-class households.

Professional experience[7][edit]

  • Development director of human resources management and recruitment firm: Light Consultant (1998–2002)
  • Cofounder of a publishing house, Éditions Timée (2000)
  • Cofounder of a publishing house, Squan Éditions (2008)
  • Lawyer (2010)

Lawsuits for defamation and insult[edit]

A confirmed blogger himself, Yves Jégo prosecuted two blogs for defamation and insult.

  • In 2007, he sued Frédéric Maupin and Jean-Luc Pujo, who called him a "liar" and "manipulator" during the 2007 legislative campaign. His suit was dismissed in November 2007 (confirmed by the Paris appeal court in July 2009[8])
  • In 2008, he sued a local opponent, Yves Poey who called him an "apparatchik" and a "schemer" during the local elections campaign. He won partly (for "schemer") in March 2008, but Yves Poey eventually won his appeal in May 2010[9]