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Daniel Delaveau (born 22 December 1952 in Châlette-sur-Loing, Loiret) is a French politician and former Mayor of Rennes.[1] He is a member of the Socialist Party.

Daniel Delaveau
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Mayor of Rennes
In office
2008–2014
Preceded byEdmond Hervé
Succeeded byNathalie Appéré
Personal details
Born (1952-12-22) 22 December 1952 (age 66)
Châlette-sur-Loing, France
NationalityFrench
Political partySocialist Party

He was born in a working-class family, and was active in Catholic youth organizations before joining the Unified Socialist Party in the 1970s and the PS in 1974. In 1989, he was elected mayor of the Rennes suburb of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande and in 1994 he joined the department general council as councillor for Rennes-Sud-Ouest. In September 2007, he was designated by his party to lead the left-wing list (Socialist Party, PCF, PRG, UDB) in the March 2008 Rennes municipal election. In the 2008 local elections, he was elected Mayor of Rennes, succeeding PS incumbent Edmond Hervé, with 60.40% of the votes in the runoff.[2] In December 2012, he announced he would not run for the next municipal election, in March 2014.[3] His former deputy mayor, Nathalie Appéré (Socialist Party), won that election on March 30, 2014.

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