Aurélie Filippetti

Aurélie Filippetti (French: [o.ʁɛ.ti] ; born 17 June 1973) is a French politician and novelist of Italian descent. Her family originates from Gualdo Tadino, Umbria.[1] She served as French Minister of Culture and Communications from 16 May 2012, first in the government of Jean-Marc Ayrault and then in the government of Manuel Valls.[2] She resigned her ministry on 25 August 2014,[3] remaining as deputy for Moselle, and in the vote on the 2015 budget was one of 39 socialist deputies who abstained.[4]

Aurélie Filippetti
Aurélie Filippetti, ministre de la Culture et de la Communication.jpg
Member of the National Assembly
for Moselle's 1st constituency
In office
27 September 2014 – 20 June 2017
Preceded byGérard Terrier
Succeeded byBelkhir Belhaddad
French Minister of Culture and Communications
In office
16 May 2012 – 26 August 2014
PresidentFrançois Hollande
Prime MinisterJean-Marc Ayrault
Manuel Valls
Preceded byFrédéric Mitterrand
Succeeded byFleur Pellerin
Personal details
Born (1973-06-17) 17 June 1973 (age 46)
Villerupt, France
Political partyThe Greens (1999–2006) then Socialist Party (2006–2018) then Génération.s (2018–present)
Domestic partnerFrédéric de Saint-Sernin
Arnaud Montebourg
Alma materÉcole normale supérieure de lettres et sciences humaines


Her first novel Les derniers jours de la classe Ouvrière (The Last Days of the Working Class), published by Stock in 2003, has been translated into several languages. In 2003, Filippetti wrote the script for the theatre production Fragments d'humanité. She was a delegate of the French Greens for the Paris municipality and acted as the technical adviser for the Minister of the Environment, Yves Cochet, from 2001 to 2002.

She was member of the National Assembly of France, representing the Moselle département. She lost this position after the 2017 election. She was a member of the Socialist Party. She was excluded 18 months for support to a dissident list, and announced January, 17th 2018 that she left the Socialist Party and joined Génération.s., the political movement of Benoît Hamon, her former colleague at French Government.

She is an alumna of the elite École normale supérieure de Fontenay–Saint-Cloud, she received an agrégation in Classic Literature.


  • Les Derniers Jours de la Classe ouvrière, Stock, 2003, Réédité en Livre de Poche (ISBN 2253108596)
  • Un homme dans la poche, Stock, 2006

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Candidats des Verts Paris". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. ^ Aurélie Filippetti to the Minister of Culture in, 17 May 2012
  3. ^ Le Monde (25.08.2014)
  4. ^ Boni, Marc de (21 October 2014). "Les frondeurs du PS décident de s'abstenir sur le vote du budget 2015". Retrieved 12 June 2017 – via Le Figaro.

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