Laurent Wauquiez

Laurent Wauquiez
President of the Regional Council of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Assumed office
4 January 2016
Preceded by Jean-Jack Queyranne
Minister of Higher Education
In office
29 June 2011  10 May 2012
Prime Minister François Fillon
Preceded by Valérie Pécresse
Succeeded by Geneviève Fioraso
Member of the National Assembly
for Haute-Loire 1st Constituency
Assumed office
5 July 2004
Preceded by Jacques Barrot
Personal details
Born (1975-04-12) 12 April 1975
Lyon, France
Political party Union for a Popular Movement (Before 2015)
Republicans (2015–present)
Alma mater École Normale Supérieure
Sciences Po
École nationale d'administration
Religion Roman Catholicism

Laurent Wauquiez (born 12 April 1975 in Lyon) is a French politician and was the Secretary of State for European Affairs under the Foreign and European Affairs Minister, Alain Juppé. He was previously Secretary of State for Employment under the Minister of the Economy, Industry and Employment[1] since March 2008 in François Fillon’s government. He also has been Government Spokesman since June 2007, until March 2008 as Minister of State under the Prime Minister.

Political career

Governmental functions

Minister of Higher Education and Research : 2011-2012.

Minister for European Affairs : 2010-2011.

Secretary of State with the Prime Minister, Government Spokesman : 2007-2008.

Secretary of State for Employment : 2008-2010.

Electoral mandates

National Assembly of France

Member of the National Assembly of France for Haute-Loire (1st constituency) : 2004-2007 (He became secretary of State in 2007) / Since 2012. Elected in 2007, reelected in 2012.

Regional Council

President of the Regional Council of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes : 2016.

Municipal Council

Mayor of Le Puy-en-Velay : Since 2008.

Municipal councillor of Le Puy-en-Velay : Since 2008.


  1. "Laurent Wauquiez dénonce "la myopie politique" de Martine Aubry". Les Échos (in French). 13 May 2010. Retrieved 13 May 2010.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Valérie Pécresse
Ministry of Higher Education and Research
Succeeded by
Geneviève Fioraso
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