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|President of the National Assembly|
26 June 2012 - 20 June 2017
|François de Rugy|
|President of the General Council of |
20 March 2008 - 4 September 2012
|Delegate Minister for the City|
30 March 1998 - 6 May 2002
|Member of the French National Assembly|
20 June 2012 - 20 June 2017
2 July 1981 - 19 June 2012
|Born||29 July 1951|
|Political party||Socialist Party|
|Alma mater||Pierre and Marie Curie University|
Claude Bartolone (French pronunciation: [klod ba?t?l?n]; born 1951) is a Tunisian-born French politician who was President of the National Assembly of France from 2012 to 2017. A member of the Socialist Party, he was first elected to the National Assembly, representing the Seine-Saint-Denis department, in 1981. He served in the government as Delegate Minister for the City from 1998 to 2002, and he was President of the Seine-Saint-Denis General Council from 2008 to 2012.
He was born on 29 July 1951 in Tunis, Tunisia. His mother was from Malta and his father from Sicily; both his parents were working-class. At the age of nine, he moved to Le Pré-Saint-Gervais in France and grew up in a council estate. After he was encouraged by a teacher named Marie-Thérèse Thoullieux not to get a professional degree, he attended the Lycée Turgot in Paris. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics.
He was a municipal councillor of Le Pré-Saint-Gervais from 1977 to 1983, and from 1995 to 2008. He served as Deputy Mayor of Le Pré-Saint-Gervais from 1977 to 1983, from June to October 1995, as Mayor from 1995 to 1998, and again as Deputy Mayor from 2001 to 2008. He was also municipal councillor of Les Lilas from 1983 to 1989.
He served as Seine-Saint-Denis general councillor from 1979 to 1992, and has served again since 2008. From 1985 to 1992, he served as vice-president of the Seine-Saint-Denis General Council, and as president from 2008 to 2012. From 1998 to 2002, he served as regional councillor of Ile-de-France.
He served as a member of the National Assembly for the sixth district, encompassing Seine-Saint-Denis from 1981 to 1998. From 1998 to 2002, he served as Delegate Minister for the City. Since 2002, he has served as member of the National Assembly again.
Following the June 2012 parliamentary election, in which the Socialist Party won a parliamentary majority, Bartolone was designated as the Socialist candidate for the post of President of the National Assembly. In the vote, held on 26 June 2012, Bartolone was accordingly elected to the post, receiving 298 votes against 185 votes for the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) candidate Bernard Accoyer, who held the post during the preceding parliamentary term.
|Candidates||Parties||Socialist Primary||First round|
|Bernard Accoyer||Union for a Popular Movement (Union pour un mouvement populaire)||UMP||185||38.30%|
|Claude Bartolone||Socialist Party (Parti socialiste)||PS||127||49.22%||298||61.70%|
|Jean Glavany||Socialist Party (Parti socialiste)||PS||59||22.87%|
|Élisabeth Guigou||Socialist Party (Parti socialiste)||PS||50||19.38%|
|Daniel Vaillant||Socialist Party (Parti socialiste)||PS||22||8.53%|
He is married, in a second marriage, with Véronique Ragusa, a parliamentary collaborator. He resides in a 320 square metre mansion on the outskirts of Paris.
Title last held byÉric Raoult
| Delegate Minister for the City
| President of the National Assembly
François de Rugy
|Party political offices|
| Socialist nominee for President of the National Assembly