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Gérard Larcher (2008).

Gérard Larcher (born 14 September 1949) is a French politician who is currently the President of the Senate. A member of the center-right Union for a Popular Movement, he was a Senator for the Yvelines département from 1986 to 2004 and has been again since 2007.

Larcher was born in Flers, Orne. He was a junior minister in the Ministry of Social Affairs and was the Mayor of Rambouillet from 1983 to 2004.

Following the September 2008 Senate elections, Larcher was endorsed for the position of President of the Senate by the majority UMP Parliamentary Group after a contest against former Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin. He was elected as President of the Senate on 1 October receiving 173 votes against 134 votes for Socialist candidate Jean-Pierre Bel.[1]

Political career

Governmental function

Minister of Labor Relations : 2004-2005.

Minister of Employment, Labor and for employability of young : 2005-2007.

Electoral mandates

Senate of France

President of the Senate of France : Since 2008.

Vice-president of the Senate of France : 1997-2001.

Senator of Yvelines : 1986-2004 (Became minister in 2004) / And since 2007. Elected in 1986, reelected in 1995, 2007.

Regional Council

Regional councillor of Île-de-France : 1985-1989 (Resignation). Reelected in 1986.

Municipal Council

Mayor of Rambouillet : 1983-2004 (Resignation) / Since 2007. Reelected in 1989, 1995, 2001, 2007, 2008.

Deputy-mayor of Rambouillet : 2004-2007 (Resignation).

Municipal councillor of Rambouillet : Since 1983. Reelected in 1989, 1995, 2001, 2008.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Christian Poncelet
President of the Senate
Succeeded by
current incumbent


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