Valérie Pécresse

French politician

Valérie Pécresse (French pronunciation: ​[valeʁi pekʁɛs]; born Roux, 14 July 1967) is a French politician. She is the President of the Regional Council of Île-de-France since 2015. She is a member of The Republicans (LR). She was a member of the National Assembly from 2002 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2016.

Valérie Pécresse
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President of the Regional Council
of Île-de-France
Assumed office
18 December 2015
Preceded byJean-Paul Huchon
Minister of the Budget
In office
29 June 2011 – 10 May 2012
Prime MinisterFrançois Fillon
Preceded byFrançois Baroin
Succeeded byJérôme Cahuzac
Government Spokeswoman
In office
29 June 2011 – 15 May 2012
Prime MinisterFrançois Fillon
Preceded byFrançois Baroin
Succeeded byNajat Vallaud-Belkacem
Minister of Higher Education and Research
In office
18 May 2007 – 29 June 2011
Prime MinisterFrançois Fillon
Preceded byFrançois Goulard
Succeeded byLaurent Wauquiez
Member of the National Assembly
for Yvelines's 2nd constituency
In office
20 June 2012 – 20 January 2016
Preceded byYves Vandewalle
Succeeded byPascal Thévenot
In office
19 June 2002 – 19 July 2007
Preceded byFranck Borotra
Succeeded byYves Vandewalle
Personal details
Born
Valérie Roux

(1967-07-14) 14 July 1967 (age 55)
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Political partyThe Republicans (2015–2019, since 2021)
Soyons libres (since 2017)
Other political
affiliations
Rally for the Republic (until 2002)
Union for a Popular Movement (2002–2015)
Spouse(s)
Jérôme Pécresse (m. 1994)
Children3
EducationLycée Sainte-Geneviève
Alma materHEC Paris
École nationale d'administration

Pécresse was Minister of Higher Education and Research from 2007 to 2011 and Minister of Budget and Government Spokeswoman from 2011 to 2012 during the François Fillon government.

In July 2021, Pécresse announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2022 presidential election.[1][2] In December 2021, she won the Republican nomination.[3] She came in fifth place in the election, winning 4.78% of the vote.

BibliographyEdit

  • "Miss Oradour", in Hallier en roue libre, Jean-Pierre Thiollet, Neva Ed., 2022, p.72.ISBN 978 2 35055 305 4


ReferencesEdit

  1. Kayali, Laura (2021-07-22). "Head of Paris region announces presidential bid". POLITICO. Retrieved 2021-11-19.
  2. "Conservative Les Républicains forgo primary to choose candidate at party convention". France 24. 2021-09-26. Retrieved 2021-11-19.
  3. Regny, Diane (4 December 2021). "Présidentielle: Valérie Pécresse investie candidate Les Républicains après sa victoire au congrès" (in French). BFM TV. Retrieved 4 December 2021.