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Yves Jégo

Yves Jégo
Secretary of State for Overseas (France)
In office
18 March 2008 – 23 June 2009
Personal details
Born (1961-04-17) 17 April 1961 (age 53)
Besançon, France
Political party Parti Radical
Other political
affiliations
UMP, Union des Seine-et-Marnais

Yves Jégo (born 17 April 1961 in Besançon, Doubs) is a French politician who was appointed Secretary of State for Overseas in the government of François Fillon on 18 March 2008. He was replaced by Marie-Luce Penchard on 23 June 2009 and was not given another portfolio. He was a major player in the 2009 French Caribbean general strikes, his role being the subject of controversy.

Jégo has been a member (député) of the French National Assembly since 2002, and mayor of Montereau-Fault-Yonne since 1995. He is vice president of the Radical Party.[1] He has also been a spokesman for the current ruling party, the Union for a Popular Movement.[2] He is also founder and president of a local party, the Mouvement des Seine-et-Marnais.[3]

Political career

Governmental functions

Secretary of State for Overseas : 2008-2009.

Electoral mandates

While most members of the French parliament are also mayors or general (department) or regional councillor,[4] Yves Jégo is one of the rare to cumulate three elective offices.

1. National Assembly of France

  • Member of the National Assembly of France for Seine-et-Marne (3rd constituency) : 2002-2008 (Became secretary of State in 2008) / Since 2009. Elected in 2002, reelected in 2007 and 2012.

2. Municipal Council

3. Community of communes Council

Regional Council

  • Yves Jégo has also been Regional councillor of Ile-de-France : from March 2010 to his resignation in July 2011.

Accumulation of electoral mandates

According to French law[5] against accumulation of electoral mandates, M. Jégo should have resigned from one of the three first mandates in this list before the 21st of April 2010. But giving as a pretext a legal complaint from the Front National's candidates, he still held the three of them, plus his local mandate of president of the « communauté de communes des deux fleuves » (CC2F) until his resignation from the Regional Council in July 2011.

In September 2011, Yves Jégo failed to become a member of the Senate of France. In June 2012, he was re elected as a member of the National Assembly.

Voluntary associations

Yves Jégo is involved in a number of voluntary associations.

  • Co-founder and president of the multi-partisan association Entreprendre Villes et quartiers, devoted to the promotion of the French Zones Franches Urbaines (Urban Free Trade Zones) since 1996.
  • Founder and president since 2001 of the association la Seine en partage, devoted to the economical and cultural promotion of the Seine river.
  • Founder and president since 2006 of the Association Française d’Accession Populaire à la Propriété (AFAP)[6]—formerly and briefly named Association des maisons à 100.000 euros. Its purpose is to help municipalities to build 100,000€ houses and to sell them to lower-class households.

Professional experience[7]

  • Development director of human resources management and recruitment firm : Light Consultant (1998–2002)
  • Cofounder of a publishing house, Éditions Timée (2000)
  • Cofounder of a publishing house, Squan Éditions (2008)
  • Lawyer (2010)

Lawsuits for defamation and insult

A confirmed blogger himself, Yves Jégo prosecuted two blogs for defamation and insult.

  • In 2007, he sued Frédéric Maupin and Jean-Luc Pujo, who called him a "liar" and "manipulator" during the 2007 legislative campaign. His suit was dismissed in November 2007 (confirmed by the Paris appeal court in July 2009[8])
  • In 2008, he sued a local opponent, Yves Poey who called him an "apparatchik" and a "schemer" during the local elections campaign. He won partly (for "schemer") in March 2008, but Yves Poey eventually won his appeal in May 2010[9]

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