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  Delanoë, Bertrand
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AffiliationSocialist  
 
NameBertrand Delanoë
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Paris, , France
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Born May 30, 1950 (71 years)
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifedCraverguy
Jun 25, 2009 08:42am
Tags French - Single - Gay -
InfoBertrand Delanoë is an openly gay French Socialist politician, currently the Mayor of Paris.

Born in Tunisia, Delanoë moved to France with his family when he was a teenager. He has been involved in politics since the age of 23 as the secretary of the Socialist federation in Aveyron. He was first elected to the Paris city council in 1977. In 1993, he became the head of the city's Socialist Party. In 1995, he was elected to the Senate, where he was secretary of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense.

Delanoë has been the mayor of Paris since March 18, 2001, following Jacques Chirac's quarter-century mayorship, and Jean Tiberi. The left-wing alliance was back at the head of the city council for the first time since the 1871 Paris Commune. He is now focusing on political openness and fiscal responsibility.

Delanoë is also very famous for being the first major French politician to announce that he was gay, during a 1999 television interview (before being elected mayor). While not taking an active part in the gay and lesbian community, Delanoë wants to make a difference, especially in ending discrimination in municipal subsidies to civic groups.

Delanoë won the mayorship of Paris over the right-wing candidates Jean Tiberi and Philippe Séguin, who were unable to resolve their differences, and with the help of the French Green Party. Since becoming mayor, his goals have been to improve the quality of life, reduce pollution, and cut down on traffic jams within the city (including a plan for a non-polluting tramway to ease Parisian traffic) and pedestrian malls.

Delanoë was virtually unknown before the election; he has since then has become a rather popular mayor, organising new and unusual events in Paris, such as giant beach for picnics on the banks of the Seine River in summer 2002.

He was stabbed on October 5, 2002 during the Nuits Blanches, a night of festivities in Paris. His assailant, Azedine Berkane, was reported to have told police that "he did not like politicians and in particular did not like homosexuals". Delanoë's wound was reported not to be life-threatening and he left the hospital after about two weeks.


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RACES
  11/06/2008 French Socialist Party - First Secretary - Initial Election Won 25.25% (+0.00%)
  03/16/2008 Paris Mayor - Runoff Won 54.88% (+17.23%)
  03/09/2008 Paris Mayor - Initial Election Won 40.36% (+10.60%)
  03/25/2001 Paris Mayor Won 49.60% (+14.80%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  05/15/2017 French Prime Minister Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  10/09/2011 French President - PS Primary Lost 0.00% (-39.01%)
ENDORSEMENTS
French President - Runoff - May 07, 2017 EM Emmanuel Macron
French President - Apr 23, 2017 EM Emmanuel Macron
French Socialist Party - First Secretary - Oct 11, 2012 PS Harlem Désir
French President - PS Primary - Oct 09, 2011 PS Martine Aubry
BRA President - Run-Off - Oct 31, 2010 PT Dilma Rousseff
French Socialist Party - First Secretary - Runoff - Nov 22, 2008 PS Martine Aubry
London Mayor - May 01, 2008 I Ken Livingstone
French PS Secretary General - Nov 24, 2000 PS François Hollande