Anne Hidalgo

French politician, mayor of Paris

Ana María "Anne" Hidalgo Aleu (French pronunciation: ​[an idalgo]; born 19 June 1959) is a French politician. She is the Mayor of Paris since 2014. She is the first woman to hold the office. She was born in Spain.

Anne Hidalgo
Mayor of Paris
Assumed office
5 April 2014
DeputyBruno Julliard
Preceded byBertrand Delanoë
Deputy Mayor of Paris
In office
18 March 2001 – 5 April 2014
MayorBertrand Delanoë
Preceded byJacques Dominati
Succeeded byBruno Julliard
Personal details
Ana Maria Hidalgo

(1959-06-19) 19 June 1959 (age 64)
San Fernando, Spain
Political partySocialist Party
Spouse(s)First husband (div.) [1]
Children3 including Arthur Germain
ResidenceHôtel de Ville
Alma materJean Moulin University Lyon 3

She is a member of the Socialist Party since 1994. She was the First Deputy Mayor of Paris under Bertrand Delanoë (2001–2014), holding the title of Paris City Councillor from the 15th arrondissement since 9 March 2001.[2]

She is trying to reduce car traffic in Paris, and wants wider pavements, more trees and more cycling. She is setting up 60 km of bicycle lanes. She is stopping sewers from emptying into the River Seine.[3]

On 12 September 2021, Hidalgo announced her candidacy for President of France in the 2022 presidential election.[4][5] She came in tenth place in the election, winning 1.75% of the vote.

References change

  1. Jérôme Bonnet, 'To be Mayor is to work 24 hours a day', FT Weekend Magazine (Financial Times supplement), February 28/March 1, 2015, pp. 18-21
  2. "La nouvelle vie d'Anne Hidalgo". Le Parisien (in French). Retrieved 2009-07-23.
  3. "Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo: A city's creativity doesn't depend on cars. That's the 20th century". Financial Times. 2023-03-13. Retrieved 2023-03-13.
  4. Hidalgo, Anne [@anne_hidalgo] (September 12, 2021). "Humblement, consciente de la gravité de cet instant, et pour faire de nos espoirs la réalité de nos vies, j'ai décidé d'être candidate à la présidence de la République française" [Humbly, aware of the gravity of this moment, and to make our hopes the reality of our lives, I have decided to be a candidate for the presidency of the French Republic.] (Tweet) (in French). Retrieved 12 September 2021 – via Twitter.
  5. "Quand Anne Hidalgo promettait qu'elle ne serait pas candidate à la présidentielle", Le Figaro (in French), 12 September 2021