Jean-Pierre Raffarin - Political Career

Political Career

In the 1980s, he started a career in local politics in Poitou-Charentes region. With the support of René Monory, the local political leader, he took the chair of the regional council in 1988. Seven years later, he was elected senator of Vienne département.

Governmental functions

Prime Minister : 2002–2005.

Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises, Commerce and Craft : 1995–1997.

Electoral mandates

European Parliament

Member of European Parliament : 1989–1995 (Became minister in 1995). Reelected in 1994.

Senate of France

Senator of Vienne : Elected in 1995, but he stays minister / 1997–2002 (Became Prime minister in 2002) / Re-elected in 2004, but he stays Prime minister / Since 2005. Elected in 1995, re-elected in 1997, 2004, 2005, 2008.

Regional Council

President of the Regional Council of Poitou-Charentes : 1988–2002 (Resignation). Re-elected in 1992, 1998.

Vice-President of the Regional Council of Poitou-Charentes : 2002–2004.

Regional councillor of Poitou-Charentes : 1986–2004. Reelected in 1992, 1998.

Municipal Council

Deputy-mayor of Chasseneuil-du-Poitou : 1995–2001.

Municipal councillor of Chasseneuil-du-Poitou : 1995–2001.

Municipal councillor of Poitiers : 1977–1995. Re-elected in 1983, 1989.

Political functions

Vice-President of the Union for a Popular Movement : Since 2007.

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