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Éric Wœrth

Éric Woerth
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Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Civil Service
In office
21 March 2010 – 13 November 2010
Member of the National Assembly of France for 4th Constituency of Oise
In office
19 September 2005 (Partial election) – 19 July 2007
Preceded by Christian Patria
Secrétaire d'État de la réforme de l'État
In office
30 April 2004 – 18 September 2005
Member of the National Assembly of France for 4th Constituency of Oise
In office
2002 French legislative election – 30 April 2004
Mayor of Chantilly
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1956-01-29) 29 January 1956 (age 58)
France Creil, Oise, France
Political party UMP

Éric Woerth (born 29 January 1956) is a French politician.

Life and career

Woerth was born in Creil, Oise. He studied at Panthéon-Assas University, HEC School of Management and Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris. He was elected député for Oise in 2002, and was treasurer of the UMP until he resigned in July 2010.[1]

He was secretary of State for Reform of the State in the government of Jean-Pierre Raffarin from 2004 to 2005.

Woerth founded the "club de la boussole", a group of UMP députés, and is a member of the Réformateurs, a liberal trend within the UMP.

He was named Minister for the Budget, Public Accounts and the Civil Service on 18 May 2007, in the government of Prime Minister François Fillon.[2] Woerth was appointed Minister of Labor, Solidarity and Civil Service in March 2010.[3]

On 5 July 2010, following its investigations on the Liliane Bettencourt and Éric Woerth political controversy, the online newspaper Media Part revealed a report where Claire Thibout, an ex-accountant working for Liliane Bettencourt, accused Nicolas Sarkozy and Éric Woerth of receiving illegal campaign donations in 2007, in cash.[4][5] The Canard enchaîné and Marianne weeklies later revealed that Éric Woerth authorized the sale of the Compiegne racetrack to a group with close connections to the UMP, for a very low price and through an improper procedure.[6] He currently is under formal investigation by the Cour de Justice de la République for that sale.

Political career

Governmental functions

Minister of Labor, Solidarity and Public service : March–November 2010.

Minister of Budget, Public Accounts, Public Service and State Reform : 2007-2010.

Secretary of State for State Reform : 2004-2005.

Electoral mandates

National Assembly of France

Member of the National Assembly of France for Oise (4th constituency) : 2002-2004 (Became minister in 2004) / 2005-2007 (Became minister in 2007) / And since 2010. Elected in 2002, reelected in 2005, 2007.

Regional Council

Vice-president of the Regional Council of Picardie : 1992-1998.

Regional councillor of Picardie : 1986-2002 (Resignation). Reelected in 1992, 1998.

Municipal Council

Mayor of Chantilly, Oise : 1995-2004 (Resignation) / And since 2005. Reelected in 2001, 2005, 2008.

Deputy-mayor of Chantilly, Oise : 2004-2005.

Municipal councillor of Chantilly, Oise : Since 1995. Reelected in 2001, 2008.

Community of communes Council

President of the Communauté de communes of the aire cantilenne : Since 1995. Reelected in 2001, 2008.

Member of the Communauté de communes of the aire cantilienne : Since 1995. Reelected in 2001, 2008.


External links

  • Éric Woerth's blog (French)
  • Affaire Bettencourt : les banques suisses chargent Eric Woerth, Le Monde (2 July 2010) (French)
  • la justice rattrape woerth au pas de course, Libération (17 November 2010) (French)
  • eric-woerth-aurait-bien-brade-l-hippodrome-de-compiegne,Le Monde (21 January 2012) (French)

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