Jean-Louis BORLOO

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French Minister and Secretary of state (Sarkozy Government)

FrenchBorn Jean-Louis BORLOO

French politician, and currently the Minister of the Environment

Born on April 07, 1951 in Paris, France , France (71 years)

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Of Picard origin, Borloo began his career as a lawyer in the 1980s. He became president of the Valenciennes Football Club in 1986. In 1989, he was elected mayor of Valenciennes as an Independent, winning over 76% of the vote.

In the June 1989 European elections, he was elected to the European Parliament as the second candidate on Simone Veil's list. He held this function until his election as regional councillor for the Nord-Pas-de-Calais in 1992.


He was elected to the French National Assembly as a Miscellaneous Right candidate representing the Nord's 21st constituency in 1993. Caucusing with the UDF, he was re-elected in 1997, two years after his re-election as Mayor of Valenciennes.

He was a founding member of Ecology Generation in 1990, but he later joined the Union for French Democracy led by François Bayrou. However, he joined the Radical Party (associated to the new Union for a Popular Movement in 2002. He was co-president of the Radical Party alongside André Rossinot between 2005 and 2007 before becoming sole President of the party in 2007.

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