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Gérard Larcher

Gérard Larcher
5th President of the Senate of France
In office
1 October 2008 – 1 October 2011
President Nicolas Sarkozy
Preceded by Christian Poncelet
Succeeded by Jean-Pierre Bel
Senator of Yvelines
Assumed office
1 October 2007
Minister for Employment, Labor and Employability of young
In office
31 May 2005 – 15 May 2007
President Jacques Chirac
Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin
Minister for Labor Relations
In office
31 March 2004 – 31 May 2005
President Jacques Chirac
Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin
Senator of Yvelines
In office
2 October 1985 – 30 April 2004
Personal details
Born (1949-09-14) 14 September 1949 (age 64)
Flers, Orne, France
Political party UMP

Gérard Larcher (born 14 September 1949) is a French politician who was President of the Senate of France from 2008 to 2011. 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 to a Catholic family, but converted to Protestantism upon his marriage. 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 2008 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 : 2008-2011.

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

Président of the Economic Affairs Commission in the Senate : 2001-2004.

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). Elected 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.


External links

  • Gérard Larcher’s blog
  • Presidency of the Senate
  • Gérard Larcher’s official Senate page
Political offices
Preceded by
Christian Poncelet
President of the Senate
Succeeded by
Jean-Pierre Bel

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